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    Kitchen Dictionary: shortening

    A solid fat made from vegetable oils, such as soybean and cottonseed oil, which have been hydrogenated to create a solid. This process creates trans fatty acids which turns polyunsaturated fats into saturated fats. Vegetable shortening is virtually flavorless, and is used to make baked goods light and flaky. Crisco is a popular brand of vegetable shortening.

    Ingredient

    Season: available year-round

    How to store: At room temperature for up to a year.

    Substitutions: copha, lard, butter, margarine

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    Nutrition Facts

    Calculated for 1 tbsp
    Amount Per Serving %DV
    Calories 113
    Calories from Fat 115 (101%)
    Total Fat 12.8g 19%
    Saturated Fat 3.2g 16%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 3.3g
    Trans Fat 0.0g
    Cholesterol 0mg 0%
    Sodium 0mg 0%
    Potassium 0mg 0%
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
    Sugars 0.0g
    Protein 0.0g 0%

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