All shortenings and shortening substitutes contain trans fats? This is news to me.
I'm looking for a trans fat-free shortening for frying donuts, and my distributor told me directly that all oils of this nature (crisco, palm oil, shortening blends) contain trace amounts of trans fats, as low as 0g (under 0.5g but higher than 0.1g). This is disappointing, because I really wanted a product that was strictly trans fat-free.
I cannot use any sort of liquid oil, as it makes donuts taste greasy and unpalatable.
Is it really true that there is no real trans fat-free shortening for frying donuts in? Thanks!