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shortening

1. Loss of bone length after a fracture, as a result of malunion or pronounced bony angulation.
2. A decrease in the length of a contracting muscle fiber.
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The group has demonstrated that flour from the new waxy durum wheat (WDW) can replace vegetable shortening without losing the desired properties the shortening gives to bread--softness, texture and volume.
But this oil is often partially hydrogenated vegetable shortening, according to a study done last year by CSPI.
All such products are made with liquid vegetable shortening, mostly corn oil.
AWhen trans fats, which come from partially hydrogenated oils and vegetable shortening, were first introduced, they were supposed to be a great substitute for saturated fats.
Sun Part of: Spices, seasonings, heavy goods, confectionery products, vegetable shortening, canned fruit, canned food, dried legumes, pasta: 68,652 kg - 40%, 9960 l - 40%, 435 936 pcs - 40%
Not a word about the partially hydrogenated vegetable shortening and the 9 grams of trans fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, and 890 milligrams of sodium in each 500-calorie serving .
Which type of material will serve as a better insulator (material that slows heat movement): vegetable shortening or trapped air?
Rub in the vegetable shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Chop 2 pounds white chocolate and place with 1 tablespoon solid vegetable shortening in a heatproof bowl that will nest in a 3- to 4-quart pan.
Ready-to-Go Fillo Dough[TM] sheets are thinly coated with vegetable shortening, and then shaped into delicious shells.
Just a smidgen of oat oil could one day replace vegetable shortening and other additives used by bakers to increase loaf size, improve texture, and lengthen the shelf life of bread.
Read the label on many varieties of bread, especially in the United States, and you'll likely find vegetable shortening and other additives among the ingredients that increase loaf size and lengthen the product's shelf life.