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What is vegetable cream?

vegetable cream

Vegetable butter is processed from vegetable oil such as soybeans, water, salt, and milk powder. As a pre-whipped product, non-dairy cream can be used in birthday cakes, bread sandwiches, mousse cakes and other foods, and has been widely used in the field of baking.

Hydrogenated oil, commonly known as “vegetable creamer”, “vegetable creamer”, “shortening”, “vegetable cream”, “vegetable butter”. It is widely used in the baking field of bread, cheese, margarine, cakes and biscuits; fried food such as fried chicken, French fries, salted crispy chicken, etc. In addition, hydrogenated oil is also hidden in foods such as chocolate, ice cream, cream biscuits, instant noodles, egg yolk pie, coffee mate (creamer) and butter bread. Most instant foods contain this additive. These gluttonous foods must rely on hydrogenated oil to be delicious. Vegetable butter with traditional crafts produces a large amount of trans fatty acids, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other diseases, and countries around the world have imposed restrictions on this.

The product levels of domestic cream manufacturers are uneven, and some products are reflected in:

1. Poor taste: The cream is too thick in the mouth, and it is even difficult to accept-hard to swallow.

2. The product has a high viscosity: it is difficult to pour out the product with high viscosity from the packaging box.

3. Poor shape retention: the whipped cream is easy to collapse under low temperature observation, and the texture is rough.

The problems that still need to be solved are: improving the stability of the liquid cream, improving the shape retention of the cream, enhancing the mouthfeel of the cream, and paying attention to the eating concept of the consumer group.

Water, Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil (Hydrogenated Oil, Margarine, Trans Fatty Acid), White Sugar, Food Flavor, Salt.

Vegetable creams vary according to their recipe. There are different production processes, but generally they all have something in common:

1. Water phase: Mix sugar and stabilizer evenly, put into the water phase and stir to dissolve the stabilizer completely, or add emulsifier (palladium catalyst), and heat up to a certain temperature (65°C-80°C).

2. Oil phase: Melt hydrogenated vegetable oil, add emulsifier (), stir to dissolve, and keep a certain temperature (65°C-80°C).

3. Mixing: emulsify the water phase and the oil phase for a certain period of time.

4. Homogeneous: pressure 5MPa-50mpa

5. Cooling: Rapid cooling to 0°C~10°C is required

6. Filling

7. Freeze

Nutritional value
The main components of vegetable fresh cream are vegetable fat (about 20%) and animal or vegetable protein with high nutritional value, while animal fresh cream (natural cream) is concentrated from milk fat extracted from fresh milk. The ingredients are animal fat (more than 80%). Animal fresh cream contains high cholesterol and high calorie. Trans fatty acids in vegetable butter will produce low-density fat after consumption, which will greatly increase the chances of heart disease, coronary heart disease, and atherosclerosis. On the contrary, animal fat is a natural fat, even if it contains trans fatty acids, it is also natural, and the chance of causing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases is lower than that of artificial vegetable butter.

Because trans fatty acids not only increase “bad” cholesterol, that is, low-density lipoprotein, but also reduce “good” cholesterol, that is, high-density lipoprotein. Saturated fatty acids only increase “bad” cholesterol. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, trans fatty acids can increase people’s risk of coronary heart disease. In January 2006, the FDA passed the final regulations requiring mandatory labeling of the content of trans fatty acids in processed foods, stipulating that when a serving of food contains less than 0.5g of trans fatty acids, it can be labeled as zero.

Natural butter contains more than 80% animal fat. Animal fat mainly contains saturated fatty acids. Saturated fatty acids have a high melting point and are difficult to melt. Therefore, natural butter is greasy and has a waxy texture. Animal fat also contains volatile fatty acids, which are easy to heat. It produces a beefy smell, which seriously affects the flavor of natural butter.

Food safety
Natural cream is an extract, partly fermented, and has a short shelf life. Non-dairy cream is formulated with refined oil, has clear ingredients and a long shelf life, but it is more harmful to blood vessels.

This is not the case, and people are now discovering the dangers of it. Vegetable cream is far more harmful than natural cream.

Trans fat is cheaper than natural butter, but its effect is not inferior to natural butter: its solid form can be made into various shapes of pastries, and it can also extend the shelf life of food and increase the degree of palatability. However, the harm of trans fat to human health has long been confirmed, and its health is far less than that of natural butter!


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