[Homestead] healthy fats
lurine at com-pair.net
Thu Apr 30 18:05:26 EDT 2009
Trans fat and hydrogenated are the answer. They're the bad guys, or so
"they" say. I don't like the idea of playing games with stuff and it's why
I won't buy lard anymore either since it is now hydrogenated. I also don't
like soybeans and cottonseed (high in pesticides, GMOs, etc.). So, for most
things I simply use butter. Once in a blue I'll get an urge to make
something with shortning and that's when I buy the Spectrum.
Members of Congress should be compelled to wear uniforms like NASCAR drivers
so we can identify their corporate sponsors.
----- Original Message -----
From: "EarthNSky" <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
> The concern here is heart healthiness...
> I like comparing products. I compared my mayo to theirs,,,,mine
> actually came up better, and Lynda, I am a dyed in the wool Dukes
> (Sauers) mayo person. MMMMM...
> The shortening...
> I'm comparing it to Butter flavored Crisco from my kitchen...
> Crisco label
> Cal 110 Fat Cal 110
> Total fat 12g
> Sat fat 3g
> Trans Fat 1.5g
> Polyunsat fat 3g
> Monounsat fat 4g
> Vit A 4% from addition of Beta Carotene in butter flavored
> Vit E 15%
> Partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil
> Manufactured by JM Smucker Co.
> Smuckers also apparently has a Smucker's Baking Healthy product that is
> part oil and part shortening, but I haven't found the info on that
> yet...should be an interesting comparison.
> Spectrum Nutritional Info
> Cal 110 Fat cal 110
> Fat 13
> Sat 6
> Trans Fat 0g
> Poly 2g
> Mono 5g
> No Beta carotene therefore no Vit A or Vit E???
> Palm oil is usually red because of beta carotene, and contains
> tocotrienal, so I do not understand why this product would not contain
> Vit A or Vit E? Why would they remove those chemicals?
> Organic palm oil
> manufactured Spectrum Organics
> $7 for 24 oz
> A couple of years ago there was something about palm oil plantations and
> rainforest destruction...can't remember the details, but I recall that
> the loss of rainforests was blamed on the US love of fried foods.
> I don't know what I am missing, but this shortening doesn't seem
> healthier to me.
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