Vegetable fat powder, also known as milk essence, is a new product with hydrogenated vegetable oil and casein as the main raw materials. The product plays a special role in food production and processing, and is also a kind of modern food. Vegetable fat powder can improve the internal organization of food, increase aroma and fat, it is delicate taste, lubrication and thick, so it is also a good companion of coffee products. It can be used in instant Cereals, cakes, biscuits, etc., to make the cake delicate and elastic; biscuits can improve the crispness and not easy to oil.
Recent studies have shown that hydrogenation of vegetable oil is actually the process of transforming unsaturated fatty acid of vegetable oil into saturated or semi saturated state. Trans fatty acid will be produced in this process, which can increase the low-density lipoprotein in human blood, reduce the high-density lipoprotein, induce vascular sclerosis, and increase the risk of heart disease and cerebrovascular accident.
Recently, when revising the composition of the food pyramid, the government has clearly put forward the issue of paying attention to trans fatty acids, requiring manufacturers to indicate the content of trans fatty acids in products. For this reason, oil manufacturers have also developed new hydrogenation technology. Trans fatty acids will not be produced in the hydrogenation process, and have been used in some products to replace the original fat powder containing trans fatty acids. The World Health Organization and European and American countries have made suggestions and regulations on the safe upper limit of daily intake (2G) and the proportion of trans fatty acids in food (1%)
FDA, who and other agencies believe that eating 2 grams of trans fatty acids a day has no significant impact on human health, so it is allowed to have a certain amount of trans fatty acids in food. If the cream is only used as a coffee whitening agent, the human body’s daily intake is very difficult to exceed 2G; therefore, there are still many creamers in the U.S. market that are produced with hydrogenated oil.
If you drink milk powder or use it as raw material to make other food, you may eat too much trans fatty acid, which is not good for human body. Of course, we don’t need to panic too much. We can control the intake of certain amount of food. We will not have too many health problems.