What Is an Invisible Fat?

What Is an Invisible Fat?

Invisible fat refers to fat that cannot be easily seen and is impossible to separate from food, such as butter that has been baked into a cake or the natural oils found in nut butters. A visible fat such as olive oil may be absorbed during cooking and become invisible.

Visible fat, such as excess fat on a cut of meat or margarine spread on a slice of toast, can be removed or is more easily avoided than invisible fat. Even after trimming the visible fat from a cut of meat, the lean meat still contains some fat. This is the invisible fat that cannot be removed.