Liquid Butter Alternatives (For Restaurants)

Updated:Aug 19,2010

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 seven percent and trans fat to less than one 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.

COMPANYPRODUCTDESCRIPTIONSATURATED FAT %
CargillCRISCO PROFESSIONAL LIQUID BUTTER ALTERNATIVECorn oil, liquid & hydrogenated soybean oil, sunflower oil, soy lecithin, natural flavor, TBHQ, salt & dimethylpolysiloxane17%
CargillCRISCO PROFESSIONAL SAUTE & GRILLCorn oil, liquid & hydrogenated soybean oil, sunflower oil, soy lecithin, natural flavor, TBHQ & dimethylpolysiloxane17%

ACH Food Companies

WHIRL ZT-BUTTER ALTERNATIVE

High oleic sunflower oil, soy lecithin

18%

Bunge

ELITE GOLDEN AWARD NT-BUTTER ALTERNATIVE

Low linolenic soybean & partially hydrogenated soybean oil, soy lecithin, TBHQ

18%
Ventura Foods

GOLD-N-SWEET LIQUID MARGARINE

Liquid and hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, natural & artificial flavor

18%
Ventura Foods

PHASE NO-SODIUM ZERO TRANS LIQUID BUTTER ALTERNATIVE

Liquid & hydrogenated soybean oil, TBHQ & dimethylpolysiloxane

18%
Ventura Foods

PHASE ZERO TRANS LIQUID BUTTER ALTERNATIVE

Liquid & hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, TBHQ & dimethylpolysiloxane

18%
Ventura Foods

SUNNYLAND LIQUID MARGARINE

Liquid & hydrogenated soybean oil, salt,  natural & artificial flavor

18%
Ventura FoodsVENTURA GARLIC LIQUID MARGARINE

Liquid & hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, natural & artificial flavor

18%
Ventura FoodsVENTURA LIQUID MARGARINE

Liquid & hydrogenated soybean oil, salt, natural & artificial flavor

18%

ACH Food Companies

PREP ZT-BUTTER ALTERNATIVE

Soybean oil, fully hydrogenated soybean oil, soy lecithin

19%

Mid-Atlantic Vegetable Shortening Co.

OLD WORLD TRANS FREE LIQUID MARGARINE

Soybean oil, palm oil, artificial flavor

20%

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.


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