J. Peter Clark

The new labeling requirements for trans fatty acids, which are believed to contribute to heart disease, are requiring that fats and oils processors find new ways to deliver the functional properties provided by oils containing trans fatty acids. Several approaches are being taken. To put the new approaches in context, it is helpful to first briefly review oil processing.

Basic steps in processing of fats and oils.Vegetable Oil Processing
Vegetable oils are obtained from a variety of fruits, seeds, and nuts. Almost two-thirds of the world’s…

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