Fat

Consumer Voice - - Fat Spread -

Fat and oils are a ma­jor in­gre­di­ent of fat spread. As per Food Safety and Stan­dards Reg­u­la­tions, fat in fat spread should not be less than 40 per cent by weight and also be not more than 80 per cent.

The acid value is a com­mon pa­ram­e­ter in the spec­i­fi­ca­tion of fats and oils and it is a mea­sure of the free fatty acids (FFA) present in the fat or oil. FFAs are a source of flavours and aro­mas. These fla­vors and aro­mas are con­sid­ered to be a de­fect in oils and fats.

As per FSS Reg­u­la­tions, in fat spread the acid value of ex­tracted fat should not be more than 0.5. So, lower is bet­ter for con­sumers.

Vi­ta­min A plays an im­por­tant role in healthy bone growth, sup­ports the im­mune sys­tem, and is es­sen­tial for re­pro­duc­tion. It also sup­ports skin health and is crit­i­cal for good vi­sion. As per FSS Reg­u­la­tions, for­ti­fi­ca­tion of fat spread with Vi­ta­min A is manda­tory.

All the four brands have claimed on the la­bel that they added 900 mi­cro grams of Vi­ta­min A in 100 grams of fat spread.

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