Not a clean label ingredient

Sucrose Polyester

Also known as: Olestra, olean

Sucrose Polyester is a synthetic fat substitute. It contains no calories and is used as a fat and oil substitute in common foods. It cannot be digested by humans.

Sucrose Polyester can be found in prepackaged foods like potato chips and crackers. Though approved by the FDA, it has been under scrutiny due to side effects.

Sources
  • Whole Foods
  • Kroger
  • Aldi (SimplyNature)
  • Hy-Vee
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