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New Oil could offer trans-fat free shortening

I found this article online about a new coconut oil that can possibly offer a shortening for baking without trans-fat. This coconut-palm oil was tested in India and will possibly replace vegetable oil in the future. This new oil would be a good product for the market since it does not contain trans-fat. The question is… is it healthy and ok for us to consume?.. or at least better than vegetable oil. This new oil has also been tested and said to have some other health benefits, although they do not mention them specifically in the article.

The rest of the article then goes on to describe trans-fat and the negative effects.

I thought this article was very interesting and if they are developing new food products like this oil currently, what will they be able to develop in science in 20 years?

Torie Nicholas

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