Trans fatty acids (TFA) | The Olive Oil Source

Trans fatty acids (TFA)


Olive oil has no trans fatty acids. When an oil is partially hydrogenated it can be in the cis or trans conformation which refers to which side of the fatty acid double bond the hydrogen is on. Olive oil is not a trans fatty acid because it has not been partially hydrogenated in a factory to make it solid at room temperature like margarine has.