There are oils that are highly saturated in nature with very little processing. Lard, tallow and palm oil. Good quality lard and tallow are hard to find, many will have hydrogenated fats added to them and most of them will be from poorly raised animals in feed lots eating corn and soy. You will spend a pretty penny sourcing out pastured lard and tallow products. Palm oil is bright orange in color and has a very strong flavor. It is an incredibly healthy tropical oil. The flavor takes some getting used to and every dish will have bright tumeric-colored look. It withstands high heat and is mostly solid at room temperature.
Tropical Traditions makes Palm shortening by removing some of the unsaturated fats in palm oil, leaving it colorless and tasteless, similar to Crisco with no hydrogenated fats. It an excellent substitute in grandma's recipes. It is also great in baking, frying and because it is ultra stable it is perfect for food storage. Palm shortening gives homemade flour tortillas an incredibly light texture.
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