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King of Trans Fat Goes Trans Fat Free: Crisco

Even the products that were once essentially made from trans fats are going trans fat free.

Crisco, which was known as the first shortening product having lower saturated fat levels than butter, coconut oil, palm oil or lard is now reformulating its shortening products to be trans fat free.

The company has actually already introduced a zero grams trans fat formula (sold in a green can) once before but that formula was more expensive and has since been discontinued.

The new formula of Crisco uses less partially hydrogenated cottonseed and soybean oils and more fully hydrogenated cottonseed oil — which contains no trans fat. Hydrogenated oils are what gives shortening its semisolid consistency and high performance cooking attributes.

Don't go ahead and eat spoonfuls of the stuff -- Crisco will still have a small amount of trans fat but the FDA allows any product with less than 0.5 grams trans fat per serving to list zero grams trans fat in its nutrition facts.

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kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
Good move by Crisco.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
I love Crisco...best shortening ever. Glad to hear they're trying to be healthier.
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
Thanks for the tip.
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