Cake and Icing Shortenings (For Restaurants and Bakeries)

Updated:Aug 20,2010

The following 0 grams of trans fat products are listed by percentage of saturated fat, from lowest to highest.  Choose the product with lowest saturated fat that works for your menu item.  The American Heart Association recommends limiting saturated fat to less than 7 percent and trans fat to less than 1 percent of total daily calories. These recommendations and examples of dietary patterns are based on the latest AHA Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations. For definitions, please refer to the glossary for restaurant operations.

This list is provided as a resource to foodservice establishments and is not intended for consumers.  Reference on this Web site to any specific commercial or brand name products, process, service, manufacturer or company does not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by the American Heart Association. Products are listed in descending order by saturated fat percentage. The American Heart Association name, heart-and-torch logo or other marks may not be used in any advertising or promotion activities for the product, manufacturers or distributors. While we endeavor to be all-inclusive, the list may not be exhaustive of all products. The list is updated monthly and shows the last update date.

You or manufacturers may request products be added to the lists by e-mailing inquiries@heart.org.

These products have less than 0.5 grams of trans fat per serving, in accordance with the term "0 grams trans fat" defined by the US Food and Drug Administration.

COMPANYPRODUCTDESCRIPTIONSATURATED FAT %

ACH Food Companies

ULTRA CAKE FLUID CAKE SHORTENING

Soybean oil, mono and diglycerides.  Fluid

21%

Cargill

CLEAR VALLEY ICING SHORTENING

Canola oil, hydrogenated  cottonseed oil, mono & diglycerides

25%

Bunge

CREMOL NH ICING SHORTENING

Palm oil, soybean oil, palm kernel oil, monoglycerides, TBHQ

46%
Bunge

ELITE VREAMAY NH CAKE AND ICING SHORTENING

Palm oil, soybean oil, mono and diglycerides

46%

ACH Food Companies

HYMO Z CAKE AND ICING SHORTENING

Palm oil, mono and diglycerides

47%

ACH Food Companies

SWEETEX Z CAKE AND ICING SHORTENING

Palm oil, mono and diglycerides

48%

ACH Food Companies

ALPINE Z ICING SHORTENING

Palm oil, hydrogenated palm oil, mono and diglycerides

49%

Loders Croklaan

SANSTRANS CAKE SHORTENING

Palm oil, mono and diglycerides

49%

Mid-Atlantic Vegetable Co

OLD WORLD ZERO TRANS ICING SHORTENING

Palm oil, soybean oil, mono and diglycerides

50%

Mid-Atlantic Vegetable Co

TRANS FREE Hi-R-PLUS CAKE AND ICING SHORTENING

Palm oil, mono and diglycerides

51%
Loders CroklaanSANSTRANS IQPalm oil, mono and diglycerides51%

Loders Croklaan

SANSTRANS SOFT ICING SHORTENING

Palm oil, mono and diglycerides

51%
Ventura FoodsVENTURA CAKE AND ICING SHORTENINGPalm oil, vegetable mono and diglycerides54%

For a list of company contact information for the products above, visit the 0 grams trans fat product contact list.

Source:  This information was adapted with permission from The Trans Fat Help Center. The Help Center is supported by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and by an educational grant from the American Heart Association.