Polyinsaturated Fats Lab Report

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Purpose: The purpose of this experiment was to conduct an examination that would determine how different fats function in different settings. . There are a variety of ways that this could be accomplished, for this experiment fats were used to determine the affect they would have on the volume of creams. Determining the different fats melting point allowed the teams to determine the fat and water content of each fat used. The effect on pastry through the use of varying water content and fats was also explored. Introduction: Fats are essential for the body as they provide different functions such as assisting in energy production, cell building, oxygen transport, and blood clotting and other functions. A fat molecule is made of a hydrocarbon chain and a carboxyl group, which assist in different reactions. There are different types of fats such as saturated, polyunsaturated, or monounsaturated fats, of which our bodies can only produce monounsaturated and saturated fats. Essential fatty acids, which are known as polyunsaturated fats, cannot be produced in…show more content…
Mono-unsaturated fats are found in olive and canola oils. Monounsaturated fats can have a beneficial effect on your heart when eaten in moderation and when used to replace saturated fat and trans fat in your diet. Monounsaturated fats can help reduce cholesterol levels, which can lead to a decrease in your risk of heart disease and stroke. (Grundy) Polyunsaturated fats are found in safflower, sunflower, corn, and soybean oils and are also found to help reduce cholesterol levels. Unlike monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat, saturated fats are found in animal products such as butter cheese, whole milk, ice cream, cream, and fatty meats, as even some vegetable oils such as– coconut and palm oil. However, unlike monounsaturated fats, they can raise the level of cholesterol in your blood, which would then also increase your risk of heart disease and

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