All purpose trans-fat free shortening, white in color, neutral in flavor, made from the stearin and olein fractions of the palmfruit oil. The Palmfruit shortening imparts a light, flaky texture to a wide variety of applications. Because Palmfruit™ 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.
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.