Is Lard The Same As Shortening?

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Question: Is lard the same as shortening? Answer: When people used to speak of shortening they were referring to lard. However, this all changed when Proctor and Gamble invented a vegetable shortening made from cottonseed oil in the early 1900’s. This was the first ever vegetable shortening and was marketed as an alternative to lard …

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