When it comes to eating healthy, there are a lot of factors to consider. Fried foods don’t really fit the bill, even though we’d like to think they do.
But chalk another one up for DuPont and their efforts to get Americans to accept GMO products as part of their regular food choices.
DuPont Pioneer is offering a new cooking oil that’s made from genetically modified soybeans. Called Plenish, it has zero trans fat – a double whammy for heart health because it raises your “bad” cholesterol and lowers the “good” kind. The new oil has 20 percent less saturated fat – another “bad” cholesterol booster – than conventional soy oil. And, like olive oil, it is high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. And it has a high smoke point, so chefs who’ve used it favor it.
Introduced to the restaurant and food industries several years ago, Plenish has caught on slowly and, as yet, isn’t available in supermarkets.
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