unsaturated

adjective
un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed | \ˌən-ˈsa-chə-ˌrā-təd \

Definition of unsaturated 

: not saturated: such as

a : capable of absorbing or dissolving more of something an unsaturated solution

b : able to form products by chemical addition especially : containing double or triple bonds between carbon atoms unsaturated fats

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They were hailed in the early 2000s as an alternative to trans fat, a type of unsaturated fat found to increase the risk of heart disease. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Anyone for Diglycerides? Anyone? Food Scientists Are Getting Fed Up With Picky Eaters," 12 Oct. 2018 The main ingredient of the Whitechapel fatberg is palmitic acid, an unsaturated fat found in butter, palm oil, and olive oil, as well as meat, cheeses, and milk. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "London museum is livestreaming a key 21st-century artifact—festering sewage," 18 Aug. 2018 But for those who replaced saturated fat with unsaturated fat (think vegetable oils and nuts) and whole grains, the risk went down. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Red, white and blue cookies are a patriotic and healthy treat for the holiday," 2 July 2018 Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs (Price Varies) Gwen Jorgensen, Olympic Triathlete A single egg is stacked with nutrition: essential vitamins and minerals, protein, healthy unsaturated fats and antioxidants, and 75 calories. Julie Brown, Outside Online, "The Best Fuel for Your Longest Sufferfests," 30 May 2018 Insecticidal Soap Insecticidal soap contains unsaturated long-chain fatty acids (derived from animal fats) that dissolve the cuticle (skin) of insects. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "The 7 Best Organic Pest Control Techniques For Your Garden," 18 Dec. 2017 Nuts are a good source of unsaturated fats as well as fiber, protein and a variety of minerals and antioxidants. Consumer Reports, Washington Post, "From oatmeal to sardines, 7 foods that really can help hearts stay healthy," 7 May 2018 There is considerable research showing that nuts, with their high levels of unsaturated fatty acids, fiber and minerals, may help reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Nuts May Be Good for the Heart, but Are Hardly a Miracle Food," 17 Apr. 2018 Macadamia oil, which is unsaturated and cholesterol-free, is used mainly in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Bloomberg.com, "Kenya Coffee Farmers Going Nuts Yields Record Macadamia Crop," 24 Apr. 2018

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unsaturated

adjective
un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed | \-ˈsach-ə-ˌrāt-əd \

Medical Definition of unsaturated 

: not saturated: as

a : capable of absorbing or dissolving more of something an unsaturated solution

b : able to form products by chemical addition especially : containing double or triple bonds between carbon atoms unsaturated fats

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