Processing

In the commercial production of fats and oils, processing is used to separate, purify, and modify the oils and fats to make them suitable for the various functions they fulfill in the food system. A large portion of the seed oils produced in the temperate regions of the world are used in the form of solid fats: margarine, shortening, and frying and baking

Table 6. Positional Distribution of Fatty Acids in Pig Fat and Cocoa Butter

Fatty acid, mole %

Table 6. Positional Distribution of Fatty Acids in Pig Fat and Cocoa Butter

Fatty acid, mole %

Fat

Position

14:0

16:0

16:1

18:0

18:1

18:2

Pig fat

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