January -- Palm Shortening Time!!!

We keep getting people asking when we are going to do another Palm Shortening order again, so we decided now is the time. For those of you who tried a pail of it last year know how great the palm shortening is and with an indefinite shelf life when unopened and stored in a cool dark place, it can't be beat for food storage. The average family of 4 should have about 6-8 pails of palm shortening for their cooking oil needs. Remember if you are baking bread you will need the oil every day. The palm shortening can be used in place of butter, shortening or oil in a recipe (if the recipe calls for oil, you just melt the palm shortening). The palm shortening is tasteless so it will not add or change the taste of your food. Palm Shortening (unlike other oils like Olive oil) had a high smoke point so it is great for cooking with and won't break down from the heat.

Here is further information on the Palm Shortening.

Palm Oil Information Sheet

Question: What is the best kind of oil to store?

We have tried storing vegetable oils, but they have a storage life of only 6 to 12 months and we find it difficult to rotate it and end up throwing much of it away which is not very cost effective. What is your suggestion?

Answer: We recommend Palm Shortening as the best oil to store. It has an indefinite shelf life if unopened and kept in a cool dark place! After it is open it has a 3 year shelf life. Contains no Tran’s fats! Unlike hydrogenated vegetable oils, (Crisco) this is non hydrogenated heart healthy oil! It can be used in recipes that call for butter, shortening, oil, margarine, etc.

What is Palm Shortening?

Palm shortening is derived from palm oil. 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.

Palm Oil: The Number 1 Dietary Oil for the Rest of the World

Although scarcely used in the US any longer, palm oil is the most heavily consumed dietary oil in the world outside the U.S. Palm oil traditionally has been used for baking, shortenings, margarines and deep fat frying, as it is shelf stable with a high melting point and does NOT require hydrogenation. Therefore, it contains no trans fatty acids. Saturated fats, such as tropical oils like palm and coconut, as well as butter, have traditionally been considered healthy fats and oils. In modern history, commercial interests have condemned saturated fats and replaced them in the American diet with polyunsaturated fats that are hydrogenised and contain Tran’s fatty acids, which most people now consider harmful. These Trans fatty acids were banned in some European countries as early as 2004 and food label laws in the US just forced manufacturers to list Tran’s fats in their products last year. Some cities in the US are now banning trans fats in restaurants as well.

I am excited about having palm shortening as a viable alternative for our food storage program. As a chiropractor and clinical nutritionist I was concerned about the instability of storing vegetable oils as part of our storage program. This gives us a heart healthy stable product that can be stored long term without concern of rotation or it becoming rancid.- Ken Taylor, D.C.

This product is a solid shortening type.

We were able to hold the price at $30 per pail. Order deadline is January 31st, so get your orders in early. To place an order email, sharon@dfwfoodstorage.com. If you have any questions, let us know.

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