0 Grams Trans Fat Oils and Fats

Updated:Aug 18,2010

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The American Heart Association, working with The Trans Fat Help Center in New York City, has developed these 0 grams trans fat product lists:

Fry Oils and Shortenings
Light/Medium-Duty Fry Oils and Shortenings
Heavy-Duty Fry Oils and Shortenings
Liquid Butter Alternatives

Margarine Spreads

Baking Shortenings
All-Purpose Baking Shortenings
Butter, Butter Blend, and Bakers Margarines
Doughnut Fry Shortenings
Cake and Icing Shortenings
Roll-In/Flake Shortenings (Puff Pastry/Danish/Biscuit)
Roll-In/Flake Margarine (Puff Pastry/Danish/Croissant)

These products have less than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving, in accordance with the term “0 grams trans fat” defined by the US Food and Drug Administration. 

These 0 grams trans fat products are listed by percentage of saturated fat, from lowest to highest.  For your customers’ health, we encourage you to choose the product with the lowest saturated fat that works for your menu item. The American Heart Association recommends limiting saturated fat to less than 7% and trans fat to less than 1% of total daily calories. These recommendations and examples of dietary patterns are based on the latest AHA Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations. Please visit Fats 101 for more background on fats or refer to the glossary for restaurant operations for definitions.

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.

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