What does olestra mean?

Definitions for olestraoʊˈlɛs trə

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word olestra.


  1. olestra(Noun)

    A fat substitute (a glyceride of sucrose) that cannot be easily digested and therefore adds no fat, calories, or cholesterol to food products; also used as an industrial lubricant.


  1. Olestra

    Olestra is a fat substitute that adds no fat, calories, or cholesterol to products. It has been used in the preparation of traditionally high-fat foods such as potato chips, thereby lowering or eliminating their fat content. The Food and Drug Administration originally approved olestra for use as a replacement for fats and oils in prepackaged ready-to-eat snacks in 1996, concluding that such use “meets the safety standard for food additives, reasonable certainty of no harm.” In the late 1990s, Olestra lost its popularity due to side effects, but products containing the ingredient can still be purchased at grocery stores in some countries.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of olestra in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of olestra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Images & Illustrations of olestra

  1. olestraolestraolestra

Translations for olestra

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for olestra »


Find a translation for the olestra definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these olestra definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"olestra." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 18 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/olestra>.

Are we missing a good definition for olestra? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for olestra:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.