Salatrim is a fat (triglyceride).
Salatrim is not as easily absorbed as other fats. This is because
the main long chain fatty acid in it is
which by itself is less well absorbed than others,
and because it is even less well absorbed when combined with
short chain organic acids like
(with 2 carbons),
propionic (with 3 carbons),
butyric (with 4 carbons) acids.
The available calories from Salatrim are only 55% of those from
Short chain organic acids have less energy storage capacity than long
chain fatty acids. The very short chains mentioned above are closer
to carbohydrates (in calories) than they are to fats.
Salatrim is a mixture of many triglycerides that have the characteristics
Salatrim is a fat, and can be used where fats are used in cooking.
Because it is partially absorbed, Salatrim does not have the
problems associated with
It does not have any laxative effects, and it does not prevent the
absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and carotenoids.
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By Simon Quellen Field