Navigation Links
Planting the seeds for heart-healthier fries and other foods
Date:3/14/2012

With spring planting season on the horizon, scientists are planting the seeds of healthier oils for cooking French fries, fried chicken and other fried items prepared in restaurants and other settings in the foodservice industry. Those seeds of new types of heart-healthy soybean, canola and sunflower oils are the topic of an article in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

In the article, C&EN Senior Business Editor Melody M. Bomgardner explains that roughly 22 billion pounds of vegetable oils are used for food making in the U.S. each year. So-called partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, which can extend products' shelf-lives, were widely used in preparing restaurant foods such as french fries, as well as snack foods and baked goods since the early 1900s. But mounting evidence in the 1990s showed that these oils are not healthful because of the trans fats that are formed in their production. Trans fats increase the risk of heart disease by raising levels of "bad" cholesterol and lowering levels of "good" cholesterol.

By the time the Food and Drug Administration began requiring food manufacturers to list trans fats on their labels in 2006, Dow and DuPont were already exploring alternatives. The companies plan to launch new seeds that promise oilseed crops with healthier fat content in 2013. Dow's Plenish soybean was genetically engineered, while DuPont's Nexera canola and sunflower were produced through plant breeding. Both companies' products have high amounts of oleic acid, which has been shown to be much more heart-healthy than partially hydrogenated oils. The first target market for these "high-oleic" oils is fried foods, where they can be reused more often than current oils, resulting in a 40 percent cost savings to the food industry. Companies are still working on similar products that could replace shortenings used for baked goods.


'/>"/>
Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Planting improves heart rate, stress levels of mentally challenged adults
2. Transplanting umbilical cord and menstrual blood-derived stem cells offer hope for disorders
3. Planting Seeds to Fight Childhood Obesity
4. Sophisticated Scan May Spot Seeds of Alzheimers Risk
5. The Khanna Institute Supports the Watering Seeds Organization
6. 2BSeeds to Offer Free Tomato Seeds, a Family Tradition of Easing Hard Times
7. Hold the extra burgers and fries when people pleasers arrive
8. Chips, Fries, Soda Most to Blame for Long-Term Weight Gain
9. Foster Friess commits up to $50,000 to help TGen fight ovarian cancer
10. Delayed Reactions May Outlast Other Concussion Effects
11. From Refrigerator Mothers to untangling the genetic roots of autism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2017)... ... June 26, 2017 , ... Dr. Martin Bastuba, ... in collaboration with the Fertility Center of California, is pleased to announce the ... sperm aspiration) and TESA (percutaneous testicular sperm extraction). These minimally invasive treatments are ...
(Date:6/26/2017)... ... June 26, 2017 , ... Maryland’s soybean farmers have improved ... released by the United Soybean Board. , Thanks to the responsible use ... their productivity on less land per bushel, the report says. The United Soybean ...
(Date:6/26/2017)... Lake Tahoe, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2017 , ... ... seeking 10,000 qualified mental health professionals in every state across the country to join ... an easy and rewarding way for therapists to reach a substantially greater number of ...
(Date:6/26/2017)... ... ... KICKICO , a protocol built on Ethereum for more transparent ICO ... within funding campaigns. KICKICO developers are testing the platform, which will launch for the ... funds through the power of many - has been around for about ten years ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... June 25, 2017 , ... FCPX LUT Vintage Volume 2 for ... look. FCPX LUT Vintage Volume 2 contains 60 different color-grade presets, giving editors multiple ... vignettes and blurs to single out subjects, plus much more. FCPX LUT Vintage Volume ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/8/2017)... 2017  Less than a month ago, amateur hackers ... companies, including hospital networks, in over 150 countries. ... the largest online extortion attempts ever recorded. With the ... is imperative that providers understand where the risks lie, ... — and many other very real cyber threats.  ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... -- Novavax, Inc., (Nasdaq: NVAX ) today announced that ... its RSV F protein recombinant nanoparticle vaccine candidate (RSV F ... in the journal Vaccine (the data ... conferences). The Company previously announced top line results ... RSV F Vaccine with the goal of protecting infants from ...
(Date:6/3/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... the Phase 3 MONARCH 2 study showed that ... in combination with fulvestrant, significantly improved progression-free survival ... women with hormone-receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal growth factor ... relapsed or progressed after endocrine therapy (median PFS, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: