Nutiva's shortening is an organic blend of coconut and palm oils. It is the best choice for baked goods such as pie crusts, biscuits and cookies that call for a neutral-flavored, dairy-free shortening. While the palm oil is ideal for creating flaky baked goods, the coconut oil provides the added health benefits of lauric acid. This shortening is vegan and contains no dairy, soy or canola. It is organic, non-GMO and Fair Trade certified. The golden color reveals the presence of antioxidant vitamins A & E naturally found in red palm oil. All Nutiva red palm oil is sourced from small, organic family farms in partnership with Natural Habitats™. Our palm oil does not contribute to deforestation or habitat destruction.