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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.
Season: available year-round
How to store: At room temperature for up to a year.
Substitutions: copha, lard, butter, margarine
|Calculated for 1 tbsp|
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|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|
|Total Carbohydrate 0.0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0.0g||0%|