2

votes

Why does the Trader Joe's rib eye steak have 1 gram of trans fat???

Commented on January 15, 2015
Created July 09, 2012 at 2:14 AM

I've noticed that the vacuum packed "butcher block" rib eye steaks have 1 gram of trans fat. Why is that? Do all steaks have trans fat? I was really disturbed by seeing that. I'd like to eat this type of steak on a daily basis. Since this steak has 1 gram of trans fat would that be negligible or something to be concerned about?

54db2673f441943f2ecf37e5de1698af

on January 15, 2015
at 04:49 AM

Objective - Heroes of Dragon Age lets users play through many battles and instances from Dragon Age???s history.

1175bfbf5637c9d47f541316912f8d42

(135)

on July 11, 2012
at 02:04 AM

This is good to hear, I will continue with the Trader Joe's Ribeye's, by the way they are an awesome value and damn tasty.

5e92edc5a180787a60a252a8232006e9

(345)

on July 09, 2012
at 02:27 PM

I was alarmed too when I first saw this. But it's all "endogenous" trans fat, which is harmless from what I understand.

98d897c716fab334d015b8004ed0537f

(639)

on July 09, 2012
at 01:54 PM

I updated the original comment with a link

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 09, 2012
at 12:31 PM

Good lord, don't do that!

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 09, 2012
at 04:34 AM

Oh...... well I better read the NYTimes more often! :)

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 09, 2012
at 03:37 AM

That's what the hoopla was all about when NYC decided to ban all trans fats in restaurants. It occurs naturally in butter. Bakers were freaking out.

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on July 09, 2012
at 03:36 AM

Yes, there is a cis and a trans fat for CLA. The trans fat is the beneficial one. Loren Cordain discusses this in "The Paleo Diet".

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on July 09, 2012
at 03:30 AM

Loren Cordain discusses this in "The Paleo Diet". Don't have book with me to give you the page reference.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 09, 2012
at 03:25 AM

Thanks Nick. Good Q - I learned something here.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 09, 2012
at 03:21 AM

NOt according to Wikipedia

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 09, 2012
at 03:19 AM

Are you absolutely sure about this??? I thought ALL trans Fats are artificial by definition..... Wow the things I learn on PaleoHacks. Amazing. Do you have a link for this?

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 09, 2012
at 03:18 AM

Wait. WHaaaaaT. A good Trans Fat? Really??? you are sure?

  • 1175bfbf5637c9d47f541316912f8d42

    asked by

    (135)
  • Views
    16.7K
  • Last Activity
    1278D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

3 Answers

best answer

13
782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on July 09, 2012
at 02:33 AM

CLA (edited: conjugated linoleic acid) is a trans fat that is found in grass-fed meat and butter. It is a good trans fat. Nothing to be worried about.

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on July 09, 2012
at 03:30 AM

Loren Cordain discusses this in "The Paleo Diet". Don't have book with me to give you the page reference.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 09, 2012
at 03:18 AM

Wait. WHaaaaaT. A good Trans Fat? Really??? you are sure?

1175bfbf5637c9d47f541316912f8d42

(135)

on July 11, 2012
at 02:04 AM

This is good to hear, I will continue with the Trader Joe's Ribeye's, by the way they are an awesome value and damn tasty.

6
98d897c716fab334d015b8004ed0537f

(639)

on July 09, 2012
at 02:16 AM

Some trans fats occur naturally in (edit: grass fed) beef and dairy. Not the same thing as artificial trans fats.

EDIT: More info here with several other links included: http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/are-there-healthy-naturally-occurring-trans-fats-found-in-meat-yes/8178

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 09, 2012
at 03:19 AM

Are you absolutely sure about this??? I thought ALL trans Fats are artificial by definition..... Wow the things I learn on PaleoHacks. Amazing. Do you have a link for this?

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 09, 2012
at 03:37 AM

That's what the hoopla was all about when NYC decided to ban all trans fats in restaurants. It occurs naturally in butter. Bakers were freaking out.

98d897c716fab334d015b8004ed0537f

(639)

on July 09, 2012
at 01:54 PM

I updated the original comment with a link

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 09, 2012
at 03:21 AM

NOt according to Wikipedia

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 09, 2012
at 04:34 AM

Oh...... well I better read the NYTimes more often! :)

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 09, 2012
at 12:31 PM

Good lord, don't do that!

1
4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

on July 09, 2012
at 03:21 AM

Ok somebody is screwed up here.

Wikipedia says this:
Trans fat is the common name for unsaturated fat with trans-isomer (E-isomer) fatty acid(s). Because the term refers to the configuration of a double carbon-carbon bond, trans fats are sometimes monounsaturated or polyunsaturated, but never saturated. *Trans fats do exist in nature but also occur during the processing of polyunsaturated fatty acids in food production.[1]* The distinction is important because trans fatty acids generated naturally by enzyme action are generally beneficial, whereas those generated by physical agents such as heat or pressure can lead to a variety of health problems.[2]

**what they are labeling as Trans fat is not actually a Trans fat as we know it rather a trans-unsaturated fats

The process of hydrogenation adds hydrogen atoms to unsaturated fats, eliminating double bonds and making them into partially or completely saturated fats. However, partial hydrogenation, if it is chemical rather than enzymatic, converts a part of cis-isomers into trans-unsaturated fats instead of hydrogenating them completely. Trans fats also occur naturally in a limited number of cases: Vaccenyl and conjugated linoleyl (CLA) containing trans fats occur naturally in trace amounts in meat and dairy products from ruminants, although the latter also constitutes a cis fat.

782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

(5231)

on July 09, 2012
at 03:36 AM

Yes, there is a cis and a trans fat for CLA. The trans fat is the beneficial one. Loren Cordain discusses this in "The Paleo Diet".

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!