Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Dutch company Unimills, owned by Malaysian plantation giant Golden Hope, said it has discovered an ice cream with a low level of soaked fat, making the summer's favorite treat healthier.
19/06/06 Scientists have caution in the past few years that ice cream is not healthy food as of its high levels of sugar-based calories and saturated fat, which is answerable for raising the level of cholesterol and the risk of heart disease.
Ice cream manufacturers approximately the world has been looking for fat and sugar alternatives to address health concerns.
"The main problems of ice cream today are the sugar and the saturated fat levels. We have now found a solution to the latter problem," Gerhard de Ruiter, research and development manager at Unimills, told Reuters.
"We have invented a revolutionary formula that significantly lowers the saturated fat level in both coconut oil and dairy butter-based ice cream," he said.
Unimills, which manufactures tailor-made vegetable oils, declined to announce more details on the new ice cream fats, saying it would unveil the secret when it launches the products for commercial use in September.