With grilling season upon us, many backyard cooks are turning to more healthful alternatives to their savored but fatty hot dogs. But low fat can sometimes mean low satisfaction. Now researchers are reporting new progress toward addressing the texture problem in low-fat wieners that are made with olive oil rather than pork fat. Their study was published in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Removing the pig fat from hotdogs usually makes them less tasty. Here researchers found that they could use olive oil, maintain the taste and reduce calories by 30%.