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crisco versus spectrum

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crisco versus spectrum

Eat.Choui | Jun 8, 2011 09:23 PM

Hi,

Can anyone explain to me why Spectrum brand shortening is considered the "healthier" shortening when compared to the Crisco brand? My co-worker told me Spectrum is better because it is non-hydrogenated while Crisco is, but I don't understand why that would make one better than the other. Both are plenty unhealthy. Spectrum lists only one ingredient, which is a plus.

Ingredients in Crisco shortening:
SOYBEAN OIL, FULLY HYDROGENATED PALM OIL, PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED PALM AND SOYBEAN OILS, MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES, TBHQ AND CITRIC ACID (ANTIOXIDANTS).

Ingredients in Spectrum shortening:
100% Organic Expeller Pressed Palm Oil

Any clarification on the differences would be great and thank you in advance!

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