August 1998 Issue

How You Can Outsmart Margarine Marketing Claims

The supermarket dairy case is brimming with margarine choices these days. Some boast "no trans fats" or "non-hydrogenated." Some are even bolder, calling themselves "smart," or in one case claiming "improves cholesterol ratio." And some are unusual, such as the newest entry that brags "made with yogurt." Do any of these modified "margarines" live up to their claims? EN checked them out. Avoiding a Trans Wreck. Trans fats result when vegetable oils are

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