- Created by: Amelia200314
- Created on: 17-04-19 09:21
- Each carbon atom in the fatty acid is combined with two hydrogen atoms.
- Solid at room temperature.
- Mainly found in animal products.
- Too much saurated fat in the diet has been linked to high blood cholesterol, leading to an increased risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
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- One pair of carbon aoms, with only one hydrogen atom atom attached.
- Usually soft or liquid at room temperature.
- Found in both animal and vegetable fats/oils
- Considered to be healthier as they are linked to lowering blood cholestrol, reduce the risk of diabetes and are linked with a lower rate of cancer
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- Have two or more pairs of carbon atoms, which are capable of taking up more hydrogen atoms.
- They are very soft or oily at room temperature.
- Will not go hard in a refrigerator
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