Is there a substitute for Veggie shortning?

United States
May 28, 2010 4:43pm CST
And is it better stored in the fridge or in the pantry once it's opened? I use alot of it in winter for baking but I'm curious of there being something better but keeps the flavor we all love in our baked goods.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
28 May 10
hi I havent done anyh cooking for a year and a half but I did not use that solid shortening I used soy or canola oil instead, something in those solid shortenings is not good for us but right now with a senior moment I cannot remember why. I would try veggie oils instead and find recipes that use them in b aking,. I am going to use our search bar for solid shortening and find out why I changed.
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
28 May 10
found it hydrogenated did you know you are cooking with hydrogenated shortening and its not good for our hearts thats why I went to the oils as they are only partly hydrogentated. check on them for yourself you will see I am right its not healthy at all runs up ones cholesterol count and courts stroke and heart trouble.
@oldchem1 (8144)
13 Jun 10
I always store it in the fridge, I feel safer doing that!
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
2 Jun 10
Yes 3Snuggle there something that can take the place of veggie shorting or oil. It is apple sauce. Applesauce reduces the calories and keeps the baked goods fresh longer. And the health benefits include protection against colon cancer, reduced cardiovascular risk, anti-cancer and antioxidant properties, and reduced effects of bad cholesterol. You can find cake and cookie recipes on the net for baking with applesauce instead of shorting or oils.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Jun 10
Interesting that you're talking about this now because I made a boxed cake this morning and it called for vegetable oil. I didn't have any around so my mother said just to use melted butter. It tasted even better!
• United States
29 May 10
maybe soybean oil?i think it keeps longer..