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Mar 17, 2013 05:17 AM

trans fat free kosher for Passover margarine?

Is there trans fat free kosher for Passover margarine available?
I usually use Earth balance the rest of the year. I'd like to make matzah crunch for the seder but not if I have to use margarine with transfat. The followup would be if there is, does anyone know where I would find it in the Boston area? Last year, the Butcherie only had Passover margarine with trans fat.


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  1. How about using coconut oil? It makes great matza crunch and Spectrum is Kosher for Passover.


    1. There are so few KP margarines around at all, that I doubt you will find trans-fat free. Magiesmom is right, go coconut.

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      1. re: avitrek

        Does anyone know of any coconut oils that are certified for passover?

          1. re: magiesmom

            Specifically, the Unrefined variety.

            1. re: masteraleph

              The cocoanuts have to be removed from the shell first, right?

              1. re: masteraleph

                right, the unrefined one. It is worth mentioning that unrefined coconut oil does have some coconut flavor. But it is very good in this context, I promise.

          2. re: avitrek

            Would coconut oil be good for baking cookies? During the year I bake them with Earth Balance.

            1. re: EmpireState

              yes, I don't use earth balance so can't compare but I use it in all cookie recipes except butter cookies where the flavor of butter is necessary.

          3. You are kidding!

            Remember Buddy Hacket's comments about kosher cooking:

            I had to join the Army, then the fire went out!

            1. In israel the margarine for passover is made from Palm oil not cottonseed oil, and palm oil margarine is generally transfat free, so if you know someone coming from Israel, ask them to bring it along. Any of those nieces and nephews learning there could help..... And their mayonnaise is better too, sadly no-one imports it here.

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