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Is manteca de palma vegan?

Manteca de palma is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is manteca de palma?

Manteca de palma, also known as palm shortening, is a vegetable oil derived from the fruit of oil palm trees. This versatile ingredient is commonly used in Latin American, Caribbean, and Southeast Asian cuisine, as well as in baking and frying. With a high smoke point and neutral flavor, manteca de palma is an excellent alternative to traditional animal-based fats. It is also a popular ingredient in vegan and vegetarian cooking, as well as in the production of natural and organic beauty products. Manteca de palma is a sustainable and eco-friendly choice for cooking and baking.

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