Bad trans fat in cream cheese?

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26 Aug, 2015 10:43 AM

Today I bought some supermarket cream cheese and it had 1.7g of trans fat per 100g. I find that a lot of trans fat. Is this bad trans fat? The ingredients were cream, starter culture, vegetable gum 410 and salt. How do I know if a food contains natural trans fat or not?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 26 Aug, 2015 12:37 PM

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    If consuming cream cheese, go with a full fat organic cream cheese   Post by Fiona

    • Check label, look for full fat organic

    General information for those that might not know

    What is trans fat?

    Some meat and dairy products contain small amounts of naturally occurring trans fat.

    • But most trans fat is formed through an industrial process that adds hydrogen to vegetable oil, which causes the oil to become solid at room temperature. This partially hydrogenated oil is less likely to spoil, so foods made with it have a longer shelf life. Some restaurants use partially hydrogenated vegetable oil in their deep fryers, because it doesn't have to be changed as often as do other oils.

    Trans fat in your food

    The manufactured form of trans fat, known as partially hydrogenated oil, is found in a variety of food products, including:

    Baked goods: Most cakes, cookies, pie crusts and crackers contain shortening, which is usually made from partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. Ready-made frosting is another source of trans fat.

    Snacks: Potato, corn and tortilla chips often contain trans fat, many types of packaged or microwave popcorn use trans fat to help cook or flavor the popcorn.

    Fried food: Foods that require deep frying — french fries, doughnuts and fried chicken — can contain trans fat from the oil used in the cooking process.

    Refrigerator dough: Products such as canned biscuits and cinnamon rolls often contain trans fat, as do frozen pizza crusts.

    Ken/   Rosedale Support Team

  2. 2 Posted by Johnsmith on 26 Aug, 2015 10:27 PM

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    So would my cream cheese have trans fat?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ken on 27 Aug, 2015 01:31 AM

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    Personally, if the label/ingredients did not indicate full fat, I wouldn't use it but this is only my opinion..

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  4. 4 Posted by Johnsmith on 27 Aug, 2015 09:21 AM

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    It is full fat cream cheese and I believe that it comes from grassfed cows. Would that be okay?

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Ken on 27 Aug, 2015 11:32 AM

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    Based on Fiona's comment I would say yes.

    Wishing you the best of health ... Keep us informed on how things go for you.

    John, here is a an article on Trans Fat that you may find useful..

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  6. 6 Posted by Frank Cornelius on 01 Apr, 2022 03:22 AM

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    Is Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Original a healthy cream cheese? I am talking about 1 8 oz bar with. 05 grams per serving trans fat, with 8 servings coming from each bar.
    Hydrogenated is nowhere on the label.
    Suggested limit is no more than 2 grams transfat/day if on a 2000/day cal. consumption.
    Have I answered my own question?

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