Category Archives: Cooking with oil

What is trans fat?

Trans fat is another term for trans-fatty acid.  Trans fat is dangerous. With the obesity epidemic in America more people are beginning to ask, what is trans fat and how can I spot it in my products. Americans have opened up to look at their food a little bit closer. What they have discovered and… Read More »

What is Palm Oil?

Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil which is free of trans fats but high in saturated fats. Native to West Africa, the oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis) was imported to South East Asia in the middle 19th century. These trees grow and flourish in hot humid tropics and can produce much product when grown… Read More »