I ran across this today while searching for something else. Â I'm putting it in the "I did not know that" category. Â Anyway, if you are a regular margarine user, you really might want to read this....
How is margarine made: Step 1
Margarine makers start with cheap. poor quality vegetable oils, such as corn, cottonseed, soybeans, safflower seeds and canola.
These oils have already turned rancid from being extracted from oil seeds using high temperature and high pressure. Rancid oils are loaded with free radicals that react easily with other molecules, causing cell damage, premature aging and a host of other problems.
The last bit of oil is removed with hexane, a solvent known to cause cancer. Although this hexane subsequent removed, traces of it are inevitably left behind.
Read the rest Â of the article at the following link:
Personally, I find it quite disturbing!