Why are there hydrogenated oils in Peanut Butter Hammer Gel and how much is in each serving?
These oils are necessary as emulsifying agents to maintain acceptable texture of the product, helping prevent the peanut oil from separating completely from the peanut butter. Peanut Butter Hammer Gel contains 2 total grams (2,000 milligrams) of fat per serving, the majority of which occurs naturally from the peanuts. Only 390 milligrams, a minuscule amount, comes from rapeseed (canola) oil and cottonseed oil. By comparison, many common foods that are consumed on a regular basis - tortillas, breads, chips, cookies, ice cream, margarine sticks, pancake and waffle mixes, microwave popcorn, non-dairy creamers, pastries, frozen meals, and others - oftentimes contain significantly higher amounts of hydrogenated fats per serving. Unless your daily diet is completely free of these and any other foods containing hydrogenated fats, the trace amount found in Peanut Butter Hammer Gel should not be of any concern.