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    Transfat in frozen organic beef patties?

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    Okay, twice in the past month I've bought a package of frozen organic beef patties - one from my Harris Teeter, I think it was Dakota brand or something, and the other from Trader Joes. Upon reading the label I noticed they all have trans fat in them, with the typical amounts of regular/saturated fat. This is confusing to me, why are they adding trans fats to frozen organic beef?

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    It is natural and not unhealthy. It is not added.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eKatherine View Post
    It is natural and not unhealthy. It is not added.
    Yeah to this.

    Trans- refers to a molecular property regarding how a hydrogen atom is connected to a carbon (in this case, in a fatty acid molecule). The other kind would be prefixed cis-.

    This type of naturally occuring trans-fat shares a chemical nomenclature with artificially hydrogenated oils, but the former is actually extremely healthful and the latter about as bad for you as you can get.

    Someone with a better grasp of organic chemistry will come along and correct any minor incorrect details in there, but that's the general idea.

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    Thank you all! Glad to get this cleared up .

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