Olestra meaning

ō-lĕstrə
A calorie-free fat substitute synthesized from sucrose and vegetable oil for use in snacks such as potato chips, and capable of passing through the body without being digested.
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A calorie-free fat substitute synthesized from sucrose and vegetable oil for use in snacks such as potato chips, and capable of passing through the body without being digested.
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A fat substitute (a glyceride of sucrose) that cannot be easily digested and therefore adds no fat, calories, or cholesterol to food products; also used as an industrial lubricant.
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Origin of olestra

  • ol(eo)– alteration of (poly)ester

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition