Glossary of Bulk Oil Terms

Trans Fatty Acid

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

Aug 14, 2018 1:22:29 PM

An unsaturated fatty acid of a type occurring in margarines and manufactured cooking oils as a result of the partial-hydrogenation process, having a trans arrangement of the carbon atoms adjacent to its double bonds. Consumption of such acids is thought to increase the risk of atherosclerosis.