6 Foods That Contain Hydrogenated Fat

2. Margarine

The battle between butter and margarine continues to rage. The Mayo Clinic reminds us that real butter is a saturated fat or a bad fat. It also says that margarine, for the most part, is made from unsaturated vegetable oils or good fats. The Mayo Clinic tells us the softer the product, the less trans fats are included.

Stick margarines, therefore, would contain more trans fats than liquid or tub margarine. Keep an eye out, though, for hydrogenated fat labeled as “saturated fat”. The general public still isn’t quite aware of the difference between saturated, unsaturated, poly- and mono-unsaturated fats.