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interesterification

Definitions

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  • n. The reaction of an ester with an alcohol in order to obtain a different ester.

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Examples

  • One substitute that is appearing in some foods is a new type of fat made with a process called interesterification or fatty acid randomization.

    Speedlinking 5/1/07

  • Other products are achieving trans-fat-free status through interesterification, a process in which fatty acids are redistributed on a fat molecule to make liquid fats behave more like solid fats.

    Out With the Trans Fats,

  • Commercial oils that have undergone interesterification are also sold to food makers and used in baked goods.

    A Look at Trans-Fat Replacements

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