Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the nutritional information for Gold ’n Soft®?

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Please see the Products section of this site for ingredient and nutrition information for each Gold ’n Soft product.

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Can I cook or bake with Gold ’n Soft® products?

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Gold ’n Soft 60% and 70% Vegetable Oil Spreads and Quarter Sticks may be used in place of butter for cooking and sautéing, as well as for spreading and topping (e.g., toast, steamed vegetables). Many other margarines and spreads with less than 60% vegetable oil are not recommended for baking or cooking due to their high water/low fat content. Gold ’n Soft 60% and 70% Vegetable Oil Spreads can also be used for baking.

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Are Gold ’n Soft® products kosher?

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Yes, all Gold ’n Soft products are kosher.

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Are Gold ’n Soft® products gluten-free?

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Yes, Gold ’n Soft products are gluten-free.

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Can I freeze my Gold ’n Soft® products?

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Any Gold ’n Soft spread that contains at least 70% vegetable oil can be frozen. To defrost, just transfer it from your freezer to your refrigerator.

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What is the difference between margarines and spreads?

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According to FDA regulations, margarine must contain at least 80% fat. Spreads are products that contain less than 80% fat.

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How long can I keep Gold ’n Soft® products?

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Gold ’n Soft products can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 8 months. They can be frozen for up to 1 year. To defrost, just transfer them from the freezer to the refrigerator.

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What is trans fat?

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Trans fat is a type of fat found naturally in many foods (e.g., beef, butter). Trans fat is also formed during the hydrogenation process of liquid oils and found in many of the ingredients that are used in baking, frying and cooking, such as shortenings and oils.

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Why are trans fats used in food products?

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Trans fats are formed during the hydrogenation process of the oil. Hydrogenation, the hardening of liquid oils, gives foods a more desirable texture. It is not possible to bake many products with just liquid oil. For example, pie crust, biscuits, pastries and croissants cannot be made without some hard/solid oil. In addition, hydrogenation can help foods stay fresh longer.

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Is trans fat bad for you?

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Recent studies have concluded that trans fats are similar to saturated fat in their effect on blood cholesterol. Some consumption of trans fats is unavoidable in ordinary diets. Many experts recommend that trans fat consumption be “as low as possible.”

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Does Gold ’n Soft® contain trans fat?

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Per serving, all Gold ’n Soft Vegetable Oil Spreads are trans fat-free and cholesterol-free (0g trans fat/0mg cholesterol per serving) and contain less than half the saturated fat of butter (see comparison chart below). Per serving, our Spreadable Butters are also trans fat-free and contain 50% less cholesterol than butter (15mg per serving vs. 30mg in butter). The American Heart Association continues to recommend vegetable oil-based soft spreads over butter.* For more nutrition facts, please see the Products section of this site.

*Source: Heart.org