Which liquid coffee creamers are free of partially hydrogenated oils?
Asked by on Sep 05, 2009
It is difficult to find liquid coffee whiteners that do not contain partially hydrogenated oil (which means no trans fat) - AND no saturated animal fats or saturated tropical oils either. Some creamers, like International Delight in the US, have no trans fat but they contain saturated fat from palm oil. But in Canada, International Delight has trans fats from partially hydrogenated soybean oil. And then the totally fat-free creamers may be high in sugar. In 2008, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) looked in to the healthiest coffee whiteners. They recommended Dairyland's Fat Free Creama, Silk For Coffee Soy Beverage, and Milk—skim and 1%. Evaporated skim milk works too.