Not cooking anything right now, but I have a backlog of New Scientist magazines to get through and I had no idea that trans fats weren't banned in the UK (but they are in the US?), despite the fact that it's the food additive equivalent of lead in petrol.
i.e. Flora Buttery = healthy? ("It's made from plawnts"[sic] after all)
Not so much.
Ingredients: Vegetable oils in varying proportions (sunflower, palm, linseed, rapeseed) (79%), water, BUTTERMILK (12%), salt (1.3%), emulsifiers (sunflower lecithin, mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids
), preservative (potassium sorbate), natural flavouring (contains MILK), acid (citric acid), vitamin A & D, colours (carotenes).
That's yer trans fats in bold.
I buy butter..sometimes fry with lard, but a lot of pastry and cakey stuff from supermarkets are loaded with them as well...and I do
enjoy a Belgian Bun.