All purpose trans-fat free shortening, white in color, neutral in flavor, made from the stearin and olein fractions of the palm oil.
- Packaged in Plastic.
- Country of Origin(s): Brazil, Colombia
The Palm shortening imparts a light, flaky texture to a wide variety of applications. Because Palm shortening is solid at room temperature, has a neutral taste, and is produced without hydrogenation and trans-fatty acids, it is a very useful ingredient in organic food processing.
- Baked goods
- Pie and tart shells
- High quality creaming agent for spreads such as sandwich cookie fillings
The oil is extracted from the pulp of the palm tree fruit. Palm trees are organically cultivated and the oil is physically extracted (by mechanical pressing) without the use of solvents or other chemical substances. Refining of the oil utilizes the USDA NOP-approved processing aids citric acid and bleaching earth. These are not considered additives since they are removed during processing.
The palm oil is fractionated through successive steps of cooling and filtration and then the fractions are recombined in the desired proportions to make our shortening.
Use palm fruit shortening to substitute butter in recipes. To replace 1 cup of butter use 1 cup Palm Fruit Shortening with 2 Tbsp water.
Organic palm oil
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I own a small Paleo cake business and prior to using Azure palm shortening, used Spectrum palm shortening. Azure palm shortening has a much smoother texture and is easier to work with, as I use honey or maple syrup with my cakes. Glad to have found this product at a reasonable price, including shipping! Once in a while, the frosting will have small clumps and not be as smooth so I have remedied that by putting the frosting in a heated oven (after cakes are done baking) for a few minutes to soften up the frosting and mix until the lumps are gone. Works like a charm!