By now, there should be no question that many fat-rich foods are excellent additions to a healthy diet. In fact, there never was a question about the healthy side of fats. Despite all the media hype, the war on fat never really existed. The caution was on excessive consumption of specific fats—first saturated fatty acids and, later on, trans fatty acids (a.k.a. trans fats).
Now that the use of trans fats in food processing is being regulated out of existence, the focus is shifting to the beneficial aspects of fat and fat-based or fat-soluble ingredients, not just in food manufacturing (see “Slick Talk: Oil Technology in Food Product Development,” PF, May 2016.