Margarine Spreads (For Restaurants)

Updated:Nov 23,2010

The following 0 grams trans fat products are listed by percentage of saturated fat, from lowest to highest.  Choose the product with lowest saturated fat that works for your menu item.  The American Heart Association recommends limiting saturated fat to less than 7 percent and trans fat to less than 1 percent of total daily calories. These recommendations and examples of dietary patterns are based on the latest AHA Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations. For definitions, please refer to the glossary for restaurant operations.

This list is provided as a resource to foodservice establishments and is not intended for consumers.  Reference on this Web site to any specific commercial or brand name products, process, service, manufacturer or company does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by the American Heart Association. Products are listed in descending order by saturated fat percentage. The American Heart Association name, heart-and-torch logo or other marks may not be used in any advertising or promotion activities for the product, manufacturers or distributors. While we endeavor to be all-inclusive, the list may not be exhaustive of all products. The list is updated monthly and shows the last update date.

You or manufacturers may request products be added to the lists by e-mailing inquiries@heart.org

COMPANYPRODUCTAVAILABLE INPRINCIPAL INGREDIENTSSATURATED FAT %

Unilever Foodsolutions   

PROMISE

PC

Vegetable oil blend (liquid soybean, canola, palm, palm kernel)

17%

Unilever Foodsolutions

COUNTRY CROCK

PC

Vegetable oil blend (soybean, palm, palm kernel)

20%
Ventura Foods

PRIDE ZERO TRANS WHIPPED SPREAD

PC and bulk

Liquid & part. hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, hydrog. soybean oil,  whey

21%

ConAgra

PARKAY ORIGINAL SPREAD

PC and bulk

Soybean oil, whey, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, buttermilk

22%
Ventura Foods

GOLD-N-SWEET ZERO TRANS WHIPPED SPREAD

Bulk

Soybean oil, palm oil, salt, milk solids, natural and artificial flavor

25%

GFA Brands

SMART BALANCE 67% BUTTERY SPREAD

PC and bulk

Palm oil, soybean oil, canola oil, olive oil, whey

28%

GFA Brands

SMART BALANCE OMEGA PLUS BUTTERY SPREAD

PC and bulk

Palm oil, soybean oil, canola oil, fish oil, olive oil, TBHQ

28%
Ventura Foods

GOLD-N-SWEET ZERO TRANS WHIPPED MARGARINE

Bulk

Soybean oil, palm oil, salt, milk solids, natural and artificial flavor

29%
Unilever FoodsolutionsCOUNTRY CROCK WHIPPEDBulkVegetable oil blend (soybean, palm, palm kernel)30%
Unilever FoodsolutionsI CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT BUTTERPCVegetable oil blend (liquid soybean, palm, palm kernel)33%
Ventura Foods

SUNGLOW ZERO TRANS EUROPEAN STYLE WHIPPED BUTTER BLEND

PC and bulk

Soybean oil, palm oil, butter, milk solids, artificial flavor

33%

ADM

GOLD’N FLAVOR 105-451

Bulk

Palm oil, soybean oil

41%

Mid-Atlantic Vegetable Co.

AURORA TABLE GRADE MARGARINEBulk

Soybean oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil

43%

Mid-Atlantic Vegetable Co.

AURORA ZERO TRANS BUTTER BLEND

Bulk

Soybean oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, butter, buttermilk solids

43%

Mid-Atlantic Vegetable Co.

OLD WORLD ZERO TRANS TABLE GRADE MARGARINE

PC and bulk

Soybean oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil

43%

Mid-Atlantic Vegetable Co.

OLD WORLD ZERO TRANS BUTTER BLEND

Bulk

Soybean oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil, butter, buttermilk solids

43%

Admiration

ADMIRATION 0 GRAMS TRAN FAT MARGARINE

Bulk

Palm oil, soybean oil

45%
Ventura FoodsVENTURA TABLE GRADE MARGARINE - NATURALBulk

Palm oil, soybean oil, salt, natural milk flavor

45%
Ventura FoodsVENTURA TABLE GRADE MARGARINE - NATURAL NON DAIRY

Bulk

Palm oil, soybean oil, salt, natural flavor

45%
Ventura FoodsVENTURA TABLE GRADE MARGARINE - NON DAIRYBulk

Palm oil, soybean oil, salt, natural and artificial flavor

45%
Ventura Foods

GOLD-N-SWEET ZERO TRANS SPREAD

Bulk

Palm oil, salt, milk solids, natural and artificial flavor

50%
Ventura Foods

GOLD-N-SWEET ZERO TRANS MARGARINE

Bulk

Palm oil, salt, milk solids, natural and artificial flavor

54%
Ventura Foods

SUNGLOW ZERO TRANS EUROPEAN STYLE BUTTER BLEND

Bulk

Palm oil, butter, milk solids, artificial flavor

54%
Ventura FoodsVENTURA EUROPEAN STYLE BUTTER BLENDBulk

Palm oil, butter, salt, milk solids, artificial flavor

54%
ADM

GOLD’N FLAVOR 105-452
 

Bulk

Palm oil, soybean oil

55%

 For a list of company contact information for the products above, visit the 0 grams trans fat product contact list.

Source:  This information was adapted with permission from The Trans Fat Help Center.  The Help Center is supported by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and by an educational grant from the American Heart Association.