Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Saturated Fats

This looks like an unhealthy set of rendered and processed fats from a 1930 advertisement. The food your ancestors lived on and purchased weekly at your local co-operative store. All unfashionable these days. However the problem of obesity was not an issue. Now you can quote official figures of one third of the population being seriously overweight....and rising.

The Irlam factory was demolished long ago. It also made soaps because both cooking fats and soap share the same ingredients - fat. Palm oil which was brought up the Manchester Ship Canal to the works or tallow from animal carcass.

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