Transfat in frozen organic beef patties?
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?
It is natural and not unhealthy. It is not added.
Yeah to this.
Originally Posted by eKatherine
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.
I adore JS and his goofy hyena hairdo.
Originally Posted by sakura_girl
Thank you all! Glad to get this cleared up .
Same As much as his dense, research-backed quotations.
Originally Posted by Paleobird