The previous post introduced the macro nutrients. This post looks at lipids, one of the macro nutrients. I'll explain what saturated, unsaturated, omega-3, and trans mean when they describe fats. Lipids are a broad group of chemical compounds that are insoluble (do not dissolve) in water. Fats, oils, waxes, phospholipids, and sterols are all lipids. This… Continue reading Macro Nutrients Part 2: Lipids (aka Fats)
The holiday season is a wonderful time for family and food. One year, as cooking was in full swing my dad help up a bottle of Canola oil and asked what plant it came from. The story behind the canola oil name is one of my favorite random food facts. Canola oil actually comes from… Continue reading What is Canola oil?