Does anyone know how many grams of trans fat that the old Crisco used ot have? I normally buy the hi-ratio shortening but it is so expensive. I know that my store brand of shortening has 2 grams of trans fats. Is this comprabable to what the hi-ration shortening has? Thanks so much!
Does high-ratio mean that it has more trans fat?
It sounds like we need a hi-ratio expert in here...
Yes, hi-ratio means it has more trans fats and it makes such a creamy and crusting icing. It holds up well in the heat and humidity too at least here in TN. Anyone have a can of the old Crisco with the trans fats?
Actually, not all hi-ratio shortening contains trans fat. SweetexZ is trans fat free.
I started using Sweetex when Crisco still had trans fat and found it had superior performance qualities because it contains more emulsifiers. (So it's just not a question of trans fat, since Sweetexz is trans fat free and is still hi-ratio.)
Here's a previous article on Crisco and hi-ratio shortening:
(With popular CC recipes for both.)