Are there so few trans fatty acids in the creamer now?

Nowadays, consumers are very concerned about their diet health, especially the information about the raw materials of vegetable fat powder in the food industry. At present, there is such a phenomenon in the market: if the content of trans fatty acid is controlled under a certain standard, it can be indicated that there is no trans fatty acid on the product. However, as the pronoun of trans fatty acid before, vegetable fat powder now has trans type inside So little fatty acid?

Of course, it’s human nature to have such doubts. For example, in the ingredient list of Xiangpiao milk tea, the first ingredient content is vegetable fat powder, and the trans fatty acid content of this milk tea is marked as 0! It’s hard to believe that the current hydrogenation process is really so good? Is the trans fatty acid content of food made from vegetable powder really very low?

In fact, it is very simple to solve this problem. From the analysis of the composition content of vegetable fat powder, the vegetable fat powder will not be full of trans fatty acids. Only the refined vegetable oil can produce certain trans fatty acids because of the hydrogenation process used in the processing process.

For this reason, it is clearly stipulated in GB 28050-2011 general principles for nutrition labeling of prepackaged food that the content of trans fatty acid should be indicated in the nutrition composition table if hydrogenated and / or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil is used in food ingredients. However, as a solid beverage product, vegetable fat powder is only one of the raw materials, so it is normal to have less trans fatty acids in the final product.

It is not only trans fat. When the content of a certain nutrient in food is reduced to a certain level, the content of the ingredient can be marked as 0 in the nutrition label. So it’s not that much less trans fatty acids are produced by hydrogenation, but that the content of refined vegetable oil is reduced, so the content of trans fatty acids in the whole product is greatly reduced.

This means that when the content of trans fatty acids in every 100g product is less than or equal to 0.3g, it should be marked as 0g / 100g or 0g / 100g in the nutritional composition table, and even the claim of “no (no) trans fatty acids” can be made. Therefore, it is possible that the food containing vegetable fat powder has lower trans fatty acid content.

The World Health Organization suggests that the daily intake of trans fatty acids should be less than 1% of the daily total energy (about 2.2g). Therefore, in the relevant provisions, the standard of 0.3g as the threshold value is completely scientific and reasonable. So the final trans fatty acid content on the package is zero.

Therefore, for the end of vegetable fat products, you can rest assured to buy and eat, after all, normal people should not drink 7 cups of milk tea every day. However, trans fatty acids still exist. As long as we don’t eat too much for a long time and maintain a healthy lifestyle, we don’t have to worry too much about its harm to our body. After all, if we don’t talk about the toxicity of the dosage, we are playing rogues.