Shortening is any type of fat that is solid at room temperature. While many products can be
used as shortening such as lard, margarine and hydrogenated solidified oils, vegetable
shortening is a semi-solid fat with minimal water content and a high smoking point. This
makes it a safe choice for frying, since there is a less chance of spattering or popping under
high temperatures due to the high smoke point and no water content. Our vegetable
shortening is made from environmentally and socially sustainable palm oil. Since shortening
consists of only fat, it doesn’t possess any flavour or odour and refrigeration isn’t necessary.
It is mostly used for cooking and baking, particularly because it keeps baked goods soft and
gives excellent mouthfeel and texture to the finished product. It can also be used instead of
butter in order to make the frosting.