Fat is describe as yellow or a white greasy substance which consist of a wide group of compounds that is soluble in organic solvents and insoluble in water.
 Types of Fat
- Saturated fat cholesterol. It is also called as "bad cholesterol". Saturated fat intake should not exceed 7 percent of total calories each day.
- Unsaturated fat or commonly called "good cholesterol" have at least one unsaturated bond or double bond — that is, at least one place that hydrogen can be added to the molecule. They're found in liquid oils of vegetable origin. Unsaturated fats can be polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats.
- Polyunsaturated fat contains more than one double bond. This are also liquids at room temperature and in refrigerator. They are easily combined with oxygen.
- Monounsaturated fat contains one double bond. This are liquid at room temperature but start to solidify at refrigerator temperatures.
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- See also Fat