Saturated hydrocarbons are harmful for health.Still what is the need for hydrogenation

Asked by | 17th Mar, 2017, 05:32: PM

Expert Answer:

Hydrogenation is important for food industry. Saturated vegetable fats are solid at room temperature, and have a higher melting point than unsaturated oils. This makes them suitable for making margarine, or for commercial use in the making of cakes and pastry. Unsaturated vegetable oils can be ‘hardened’ by reacting them with hydrogen, a reaction called hydrogenation.

Answered by  | 17th Mar, 2017, 05:55: PM

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