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How is trans fat made?

Margaret Floyd
Nutrition & Dietetics
To hydrogenate fat or make trans fat, food manufacturers forcibly unpair the carbon double bonds in a polyunsaturated fat and force them to bond with hydrogen atoms. This means they're taking a very unstable fat and artificially making it more stable. In a partially hydrogenated fatty acid, only some carbon molecules have been saturated with hydrogen and carbon-pair bonds remain. In a fully hydrogenated fatty acid, all carbon double bonds have been replaced with hydrogen bonds. This process creates what I call a "Franken-fat," a fat that does not exist in nature and is totally unrecognizable, unusable, and actually quite damaging to the body.
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