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Old 07-26-2020, 11:50 PM   #1
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Clear Shortening?

started working in a kitchen at an assisted living facility and the cooks use big jugs of something called Kitchen Essentials clear liquid shortening from Gordon's food company and there's no hydrogenated oil in it and no trans fat zero grams. but could this shortening contain hydrogenated oil or trans fat even though it says it doesn't have any of it in it? I looked at the nutrition label on the back and said 0g trans fat no hydrogenated oil it's only made with soybean oil.

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Old 07-27-2020, 12:26 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, doc!

I remember many years ago seeing this "liquid shortening" in a restaurant, but then in was slightly hydrogenated, just enough to make it store for longer, and they could use it longer, in deep fryers. They must do something else with it now, to achieve this same thing. They also make a solid shortening with 0 trans fat, and no hydrogenation, so that must be the same treatment.
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Old 07-27-2020, 12:38 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, doc!

I remember many years ago seeing this "liquid shortening" in a restaurant, but then in was slightly hydrogenated, just enough to make it store for longer, and they could use it longer, in deep fryers. They must do something else with it now, to achieve this same thing. They also make a solid shortening with 0 trans fat, and no hydrogenation, so that must be the same treatment.
Oh. So there really isn't any hydrogenated oils?In the ingredients its just Soybean oil and no hydrogenated oil or trans fats..
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Old 07-27-2020, 06:44 AM   #4
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Hydrogenation turns a liquid oil into an oil that’s solid at room temperature
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Hydrogenation turns a liquid oil into an oil that’s solid at room temperature
Ohh so basically its just oil that has been hardened? Doesnt contain any harmful additives?
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