Saturated fat contains triglycerides that consist only of saturated fatty acids. They are called "saturated" because there are no double bonds between the fatty acid chain and the carbon atoms, meaning the carbon atoms are fully filled or saturated with hydrogen atoms. Saturated fats have a numeric name that represents the number of carbon atoms within the saturated fatty acid chain.
Here are examples of saturated fats with their common name, systematic name, and numeric name (or lipid number):
Here are examples of 10 foods that are high in saturated fat:
Next time you go to the grocery store, look for these different types of foods to see lots of real-world examples in saturated fats.