Has anyone got detailed information about the health effects of solid vegetable fats? We've been using Cooken (I'm in the UK) to make pastry and similar. Commercial pastries seem to have hydrogenated oils which we would prefer to avoid.
But I note that the amount of saturated fat in Cooken is very high. It's 48%, while I believe that lard only has about 38-40%.
Finally, I was very surprised to read that beef fat and dairy products already have trans fats in them! At least, in a small amount.
I didn't know that, I'd always assumed that trans fats were never present in nature.
Has anyone got any opinions or facts about the healthiness of something like Cooken, versus other products with less saturated fat, but "hydrogenated oils"?