American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A calorie-free fat substitute synthesized from sucrose and vegetable oil for use in snacks such as potato chips, and capable of passing through the body without being digested.
- ol(eo)- + alteration of (poly)ester. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A product called olestra has been approved by health authorities in the United States for sale.”
“Looking at the ingredients, it appears that the olestra is the only difference.”
“The pinnacle of the all-fat-is-bad movement may have been the widely hyped introduction of the fake fat known as olestra.”
“Proctor and Gamble spent I believe over twenty years bringing its fat substitute (olestra?) onto the market.”
“Although olestra causes no known risks to the baby, foods containing olestra have few nutritional benefits, and pregnant women should avoid consuming those foods.”
“Because olestra depletes the body of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K, foods containing olestra are supplemented with those vitamins.”
“P&G still produces olestra under the brand name Olean for use in low-calorie snack foods, including "light" versions of Lays, Pringles, and Ruffles.”
“We'll continue to follow the story surrounding Sefose, which P&G hopes causes it less agita than olestra must have at one time. —”
“The P&G Chemicals division has developed an olestra-like chemical called Sefose, another product that uses ester technology and the same basic ingredients of sugar and vegetable oil.”
“By the way, the official name of olestra provides a useful insight into its mechanism of action: “sucrose polyester.””
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