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Is hydrógenated coconut oil vegan?

Hydrógenated coconut oil is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is hydrógenated coconut oil?

Hydrogenated coconut oil is a type of coconut oil that undergoes a chemical process to add hydrogen atoms, resulting in a more solid and stable texture. This process increases the oil's shelf life and makes it suitable for use in high-temperature cooking and baking. However, hydrogenation also creates trans fats, which have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease. Despite this, hydrogenated coconut oil is still commonly used in processed foods, such as baked goods, snacks, and margarine. Consumers should be aware of its presence and limit their intake of these items.

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