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What foods have trans fat in them?

What foods have trans fat in them?

Desserts, animal products, and snack food have trans fat.

Here are the top sources of trans fat in the American diet.

Desserts and crackers

Most (40%) of the trans fat Americans consume come from cakes, cookies, pies and crackers.

Animal products

Animal products account for 21% of the trans fat Americans consume.

Margarine

Margarine accounts for 17% of the trans fat Americans consume.

Fried potatoes

French fries and other forms of fried potatoes account for 8% of the trans fat Americans consume.

Potato chips, corn chips and popcorn

These snack foods account for 5% of the trans fat Americans consume.

Source:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005.



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