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Browner Shit

Posted by middlerage on February 20, 2014

So I was reading the label on a can of some “traditional” refried beans, and one of the ingredients was partially hydrogenated lard. wtf?

I’m no food scientist (however I play one on TV), but I do enjoy reading health articles, and my understanding was that oils are hydrogenated to make them solid at room temperature and have other desirable qualities like shelf life and baking luster. This also leads to trans-fat, and if it is solid at room temperature it might be solid in your arteries. Which is bad.

Now if I go down to the grocery store and look at a tub of Snow Cap lard (what an awesome name; like alpine breeze cigarettes) wouldn’t it already be solid?!? At room temperature?!? Why on earth would it need to be partially hydrogenated?

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One Response to “Browner Shit”

  1. Dahveed said

    Perhaps the Snow Cap lard is hydrogenated as well?

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