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It's hard to see what's so perfect about Pillsbury Perfect Portions Buttermilk Biscuits,

Each one has 200 calories, 3 grams of saturated fat, and--courtesy of its partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oils--4 1/2 grams of trans fat. That's about what you'd get in a Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Doughnut--a third of a day's bad fat in a few airy bites.

And don't forget the handy serving suggestions for Perfect Portions at pillsbury.com. The Wrapped Tenderloin with Gorgonzola-Mushroom Gravy, for example, offers each lucky diner 1,130 calories, 34 grams of saturated fat, and 9 grams of trans.

Granted, the Nutrition Facts label discloses the trans fat. But it offers no clue that some health experts recommend no more than 2 grams of trans in an entire day.

That makes Perfect Portions Flaky and Reduced Fat Biscuits not so perfect either. Each drops some 3 grams of trans (and 2 grams of sat fat) into your arteries.

(Shopping tip: "reduced fat" can mean just a quarter less fat than usual. That's a far cry from "low-fat" or "healthy.")

"Peel, place and bake!" sings the Pillsbury label. To your arteries, it sounds more like "reel, brace, and quake."

Pillsbury: (800) 775-4777.
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Publication:Nutrition Action Healthletter
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Date:Apr 1, 2006
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