saturated fat

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saturated fat,

any solid fat that is an esterester,
any one of a group of organic compounds with general formula RCO2R′ (where R and R′ are alkyl groups or aryl groups) that are formed by the reaction between an alcohol and an acid.
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 of glycerolglycerol,
or 1,2,3-propanetriol
, CH2OHCHOHCH2OH, colorless, odorless, sweet-tasting, syrupy liquid. Glycerol is a trihydric alcohol. It melts at 17.
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 and a saturated fatty acidfatty acid,
any of the organic carboxylic acids present in fats and oils as esters of glycerol. Molecular weights of fatty acids vary over a wide range. The carbon skeleton of any fatty acid is unbranched. Some fatty acids are saturated, i.e.
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. The molecules of a saturated fat have only single bonds between carbon atoms; if double bonds are present in the fatty acid portion of the molecule, the fat is said to be unsaturated. Unsaturated fats generally have lower melting points than saturated fats and are often liquids (oils) at room temperature. Unsaturated fats can be converted to saturated fats by a process called hydrogenation; since this usually raises the melting point of the fat and makes it a solid, the process is also called hardening. A correlation has been found between the consumption of solid fats in food and cholesterol levels in blood. Cholesterol forms arterial plaques that may lead to blockage of the arteries, i.e., atherosclerosis. Dietary guidelines in the United States call for reduced intake of saturated fat. See fats and oilsfats and oils,
group of organic substances that form an important part of the diet and also are useful in many industries. The fats are usually solid, the oils generally liquid at ordinary room temperatures.
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The Moving Mountains B12 burger, sold at Marston's pubs and other outlets, has 20g saturated fat in a standard raw patty.
Cheese type Measurement Saturated fat (g) Cholesterol (mg)
Fats Sat and Oils Fat% (*) Safflower oil 9 Canolaoil 10 Sunflower oil 11 Corn oil 13 Peanut oil 13 Olive oil 14 Soybean oil 15 Cottonseed oil 27 Chicken fat 30 Lard 41 Beef fat 51 Palm kernel oil 51 Butter 54 Coconut oil 77 Other Sat Foods Fat% (*) Cottage cheese, regular 2 Almonds 4 Sardines 6 Walnuts 6 Pancakes 7 Pork chop, grilled 7 Tuna in oil 8 Beef, sirloin roast 9 Frankfurter 10 French dressing 10 Sponge cake 10 Peanut butter 11 Scrambled egg 11 Cocoa powder 13 Brazil nuts 16 Milk chocolate 18 Salami 18 Cheddar cheese 20 Cream cheese 28 Whole milk 30 Coconut, desiccated 53 (*) Saturated Fat, expressed as a percentage of total fat Please Note: Illustration(s) are not available due to copyright restrictions.
Wagamama's yasai samla curry has 22.4g of saturated fat.
Wagamama's yasai samla curry has 22.4g of saturated fat. Dietician Helen Bond said: "Many of these items have very high salt and fat content.
However, recent studies indicate that saturated fat might not be the villain it's been made out to be.
Unfortunately, too many people get their saturated fats from low-quality processed foods.
Product Saturated Fat Coconut oil, 1 Tbsp 11 grams Commercial canned 42 grams coconut milk, 1 cup Commercial canned 16 grams coconut milk, light, 1 cup Refrigerated or 4-5 grams aseptic package coconut milk, 1 cup Coconut yogurt, 4 oz 1.2-3.5 grams Coconut frozen 5-16 grams dessert, 1/2 cup
Dr Gupte added that a deficiency in saturated fat affects [a person's] immunity, hormone regulation process and digestion of fat-soluble vitamins.
The finding "challenges the conventional wisdom that has demonized saturated fat and extends our knowledge of why dietary saturated fat does not correlate with disease," says Volek.
OK, it's not exactly a 'health food', but dripping contains the same amount of saturated fat as butter (though it does have more calories; 889 per 100g compared with butter's 717), and because it has a richer flavour, usually less is required.