Over 300 new food product introductions in 1991 consisted of "light," "low-fat," or "low-cholesterol" products, and many of these incorporated fat substitutes
FDA maintains olestra is safe yet the worries over the fat substitute
will be publicly debated this week in Washington, D.
Potato chips and pretzels with the fat substitute
were recently launched in several U.
Dieters' hearts have been sent aflutter by announcements of two new fat substitutes
, now under review by the Food and Drug Administration.
Bachman has rejected all synthetic fat substitutes
such as olestra from its Phoenixville, Pa.
Patent number 5,393,550 covers a novel fat substitute
, based on Nurture(R) microparticles, which can be employed in both frozen and hot foods.
The trial demonstrated that olestra - a zero-calorie fat substitute
found in low-calorie snack foods such as Pringles - could reduce the levels of serum polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in people who had been exposed to PCBs.
These encouraging results highlight the potential for oligofructose to be used as a sugar and fat substitute
in the prevention and treatment of obesity--one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century.
The low-calorie chips are made with olestra, a synthetic fat substitute
that has zero calories and passes through the body undigested.
Canola oil was chosen as the fat substitute
because it contains a very low level of saturated fatty acids while adding a relatively high level of monounsaturated and Omega-3 fatty acids as well as vitamin E and K, all without compromising the taste.
Olestra, the nonabsorbable fat substitute
, has had a rocky past.
Based on a modified potato starch, this fat substitute
, PenGel[R], forms a very firm, white, starchy gel that can be used as a direct replacement for fat in meat products and as a fat mimetic in meat analog products.
Foods that contain the zero-calorie fat substitute
olestra no longer have to include a label warning consumers about possible abdominal cramping and loose stools, the Food and Drug Administration said.
The Food & Drug Administration will no longer require companies that sell snacks and other foods containing the controversial fat substitute
olestra to warn that it can cause cramping and other digestive problems.
That's the crew that famously dubbed fettuccine Alfredo a "heart attack on a plate" and wildly predicted gastrointestinal armageddon if the fat substitute
olestra ever became popular.