08 July, 2011
Crisco Shortening Nutrition Information
Crisco all-vegetable shortening is available as either regular shortening or butter flavored. The ingredients and processing for both types are similar, making the nutritional data the same. According to Crisco, both shortening types contain 50 percent less saturated fat than butter. However, that doesn't mean it's low in fat or necessarily good for your diet.
Crisco shortening is a solid fat that has a serving size of 1 tbsp. The weight of one serving is 12 g. The shortening requires careful measuring to prevent air bubbles that skew the nutrition data.
One serving of either Crisco all-vegetable or butter flavor shortening contains 110 calories. The calorie value is entirely from fat since there are no carbohydrates or protein present in the product. This is 5.5 percent of the recommended daily value of calories for a 2,000-calorie diet.
Crisco regular and butter flavored all-vegetable shortening is 100 percent fat. The shortening contains 0 g of carbohydrates.
Fat and Protein
A single serving of regular or butter flavored Crisco shortening contains 12 g fat. This is 18 percent of the recommended daily value of fat for a 2,000-calorie diet. The shortening contains 3 g saturated fat, 6 g polyunsaturated fat and 2.5 g monounsaturated fat. Crisco shortening does not contain trans fat or cholesterol. Crisco shortening does not contain protein.
Vitamins and Minerals
Crisco all-vegetable shortening in regular and butter flavor contains 15 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin E for a 2,000-calorie diet. The shortening also contains 2 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin A. Crisco all-vegetable shortening does not contain sodium.