Sustainable agriculture involves much more than just caring for the land. Sustainable agriculture also considers the food producer’s quality of life and the economic viability of farm operations.
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Palm oil comes from the fruit of the oil palm tree. Squeezing the fruit releases a pure, red oil. Its processing is similar to olive oil. But unlike many other edible oils, palm oil is brimming with nutrients.
“The most recent evidence indicates you can consume a reasonable level of saturated fats and it may not negatively impact your cholesterol levels,” said USC School of Pharmacy Research Professor Roger Clemens.
The entire community has reaped the benefits of palm oil. SALCRA has invested in Sarawak’s infrastructure. The association has built education centers, health care centers and roads.
Two slices of bread made without palm oil contains less than half a milligram of vitamin E, yet jumps to nearly 5 mg — one-third of our daily vitamin E requirement — when using the nutrient-dense palm oil.
Palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet! But here in the U.S., most of us are just learning to appreciate palm oil for its health, culinary and environmental benefits.
Today’s cooks have many more options, and thankfully, most of them are healthier. This guide describes eight cooking oils which deserve a spot in your kitchen. It also lists four which you may want to avoid.
How are you taking care of your heart this Valentine’s Day? One easy way is to choose products that contain Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil.
You can’t go wrong when you choose natural ingredients. Bargain peanut butter spreads contain fillers such as soy protein concentrate as well as high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oils. Pass those up for natural or organic peanut butters which contain simpler ingredients such as non-GMO peanuts and natural, healthy oils.
Perennial crops also provide an environment where native animals can thrive, without fear of their habitat being destroyed for annual replanting. They are generally a lot more productive, too. That’s why perennial foods hold such promise for our world’s food supply.