Nestle® Coffee Mate, Zero Trans Fat, Ingredients and Nutrition

Add a little more! Nestle® Coffee Mate has Zero grams trans fat!

Food product which contains less than 0.5g trans fat can claim zero grams trans fat on their label. The declaration is allowed due to fact that trans fat in small amount is hard to measure. In case you consume ten foods with zero grams trans fat a day. You gonna end up in consuming 5 grams trans fat a day to its maximum possible value. American Health Association recommends 2 gram trans fat limit. Considering the above scenario, you are consuming 3 grams in excess.

Nestle Claim can be true if they are using fully hydrogenated fat as ingredient. Hydrogenation is done to increase oil shelf life. It also increase the amount of trans fat which raise LDL (the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL (the good cholesterol). But the case is only true for partially hydrogenated fat, full hydrogenation increases the amount of saturated fat in terms of stearic acid. Fully hydrogenated fats are less harmful.

You will also notice that it is lactose free.  Indeed, because it a non-dairy creamer that mimics the effect of milk or cream.  It contains a sign, “NOT TO BE USED AS A BREASTMILK SUBSTITUTE”.

Nestle Coffee Mate is Halal certified.

Nutrition Facts:

coffee mate has zero transfat

Ingredient List:

Glucose syrup, Hydrogenated vegetable fats (contains one or more of the following oils: Coconut, Palm, Palm kernel) Sodium caseinate (milk protein), Sequestrants, Emulsifiers, Nature-Identical flavors, Sodium Chloride and Anti-caking agent.

2 thoughts on “Nestle® Coffee Mate, Zero Trans Fat, Ingredients and Nutrition

  1. I have used sugar-free Coffee-Mate for several years, and enjoy it very much. I have comments regarding the two ‘improvements’ to the container: the plastic ring-tab seal is much easier to manage than the foil seal; however, the new red ‘hinge’ cap is very difficult to manage, and,in fact, I was unable to open two of them in recent weeks and had to unscrew the cap to get to the contents, which is very inconvenient…. why the need to fix the first one? I can’t believe I’m the only one having difficulty w/ this. A second unrelated question…whatever happened to the delicious Toasted Almond flavor…my friends and I loved this flavor.

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