Frying without Trans Fat

Updated:Aug 17,2010


Fats - Frying Shrimp (restaurant resources header)If you’re considering using a 0 grams of trans fat fry oil in your fryer, you’re in good company. Many restaurants and food service establishments have already switched to 0 grams trans fat fry oils and fats. If you aren’t sure what oil to fry with, we can help you decide.

Before you start, check the product labels of the oils and shortenings you’re using for frying. Look for the words "partially hydrogenated [vegetable] oil." If you don’t see those words, then you’re already frying without industrially produced trans fats.

If you’re making a change, treat your customers to a heart-healthy alternative that’s also low in saturated fat.You can begin your search by using our 0 grams trans fat fry oils and shortenings list.

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Fry oils are typically categorized into light/medium-duty oils, heavy-duty oils, and liquid butter substitutes. Considering the requirements can help you choose the right oil.
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Some restaurants prefer highly stable oils that can withstand deep frying for extended periods. This section explains the several types of heavy-duty fry oils available.




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When deep-frying, be sure to monitor your oil carefully and change it as soon as it shows signs of breaking down. Follow these tips for good fry oil aintenance.  

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Easy Steps to Fry Right!

With the right information, your restaurant can make a smooth transition to using 0 grams trans fat products. Get the step by step here.




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Making the Switch
 
With the right information, your restaurant can make a smooth transition to using 0 grams trans fat products. Get the step by step here.