ORGANIC PALM FRUIT SHORTENING, mechanically pressed
Botanical name: Elaeis guineensis
Our palm oil is certified Identity Preserved (IP) by the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the most stringent supply chain certification available. This ensures our palm oil is kept separate throughout the supply chain for true traceability. Our palm products are produced with IBD EcoSocial Fair Trade certification which addresses critical points for environmental, social and economic impact.
Production: 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.
Qualities: Palm shortening is palm oil that has some of its unsaturated fats removed, giving it a very firm texture and high melting point of about 36°C or 97°F making it therefore very shelf stable. It is however NOT hydrogenated and contains NO trans fats!
Common use: palm shortening is great for deep-fat frying and baking, and is not prone to rancidity. Since it has been separated from some of the unsaturated portion of the oil, it is colorless and odorless, and will not affect the taste of foods like red or virgin palm oil does.
Disclaimer: This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, and soy products. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
We have purchased this item
We have purchased this item many times before. The last time we purchased we noticed that it had less moisture. It was more chunky than creamy. Overall, this is a great product. It is very important to me and my customers that it is rain forest aligned and that there is little to no enviroment impact.
Organic palm fruit shortening, mechanically pressed
We absolutely love the organic palm fruit shortening. It is wonderful for sauteed, multi-vegetable dishes, fried foods such as french fries and its great for one of our favorite dishes which is a combination of red lentils, quinoa and lean ground chicken (optional) with onion and garlic! Organic palm fruit shortening has a neutral taste and so I will also add a touch of organic liquid red palm oil toward the end of the cooking process, as this adds extra flavour and nutrients plus a pleasant colour. To be honest, we are glad to have discovered OM Foods because we care very much about the nutrients that go into our bodies.