wlsdud4000
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saturated fat level in different types of cooking oils

Postby wlsdud4000 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:03 am

how to find and measure the saturated fat level of the cooking oils (in a high school level)?


(we wish we could get the answer as fast as we can, since our research plan is due tomorrow before 2 PM, so thank you!!) :D

wlsdud4000
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continued: saturated fat

Postby wlsdud4000 » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:38 am

how to find and measure the saturated fat level of the cooking oils (in a high school level)?
(we wish we could get the answer as fast as we can, since our research plan is due tomorrow before 2 PM, so thank you!!)

that is the question i asked and we wish we could know this also:
http://all-science-fair-projects.com/pr ... 129_3.html
in this website we could see the % of the saturated fats of each type of oil, the question is that, how are we supposed to get the % of the saturated fat level.
:D thank you!!^^

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Re: continued: saturated fat

Postby barretttomlinson » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:03 am

Hi,

Here is one idea for measuring saturated fat in a science fair experiment:

http://www.all-science-fair-projects.co ... t_1143_129

This experiment really measures unsaturated fats by reaction with iodine, so you are really inferring the amount of saturated fat.

Here us a Google book review that will let you read a survey of professional chemistry techniques for measuring saturated fats. Note that the page will let you locate a library from which you can borrow the book(left panel, scroll down past the book vendors):

http://books.google.com/books?id=JM-R91 ... at&f=false

You might also find this link on the analysis of lipids to be of use:

http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~mcclemen/581Lipids.html

You should also look at this Science Buddies project idea on testing fats:

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-f ... p062.shtml

It is highly related to the top link above on measuring saturated fats.

I think these links will get you started on finding the answer to your question, though you may have to do some more serious research if you are serious about really learning about this question.

Good luck and have fun with it!!

Best regards,

Barrett L Tomlinson

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Re: continued: saturated fat

Postby gabi w » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:30 am

please explain how you can use the iodine test to measure amounts of SATURATED FATS! i am very confused. urgent!!!!


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