Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tropical Traditions Palm Shortening REVIEW and GIVEAWAY!

From Tropical Traditions website:

"What is Palm Shortening?
Palm shortening is derived from palm oil (read about Virgin Palm Oil here). In its natural state, palm oil is a mixture of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, with most of the unsaturated fat being monounsaturated fat. Palm shortening is palm oil that has some of its unsaturated fats removed, giving it a very firm texture, and high melting point. The melting point of our Organic Palm Shortening is 97 degrees F., making it very shelf stable. It is NOT hydrogenised, and contains NO trans fats! It 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 Virgin Palm Oil does."

"Tropical Traditions Organic Palm Shortening comes from small scale family farms in South America. These farmers are certified by ProForest, which ensures that they meet strict social, environmental and technical criteria. With regard to environmental criteria, the assessments are carried out at the landscape and operational level at both the farms and processing facilities. These assessments cover environmental impact on the soil, water, air, biodiversity and local communities. The lands the farmers use are not lands that were deforested. The lands used to grow the palm fruit are lands previously used for agricultural purposes (cattle, rice, banana)."

My Opinion: Let me just clarify something with my readers... Crisco and I have a little problem with each other. I refuse to use it in my cooking. I half expected this shortening to at least be a bit like Crisco. BUT I must say Palm Shortening surprised me to the fullest! I LOVE it!!! Really I do! I am  amazed at how it works, tastes, and looks! I've been using it in my cooking, frying, and even some baking! I didn't know I would like a shortening this much! It is virtually tasteless, melts nicely, and when your using it for frying it does an amazing job! I've even used it a few times to replace butter!

Wanna buy? Click this link:
Special Price! - 1 Gallon Organic Palm Shortening - 112 oz.

          Wanna win? Tropical Traditions is going to give one (1) Mama's Sew Sweet Baby reader their very own 112 oz bucket of Palm Shortening! Enter by the easy rafflecopter form below:

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