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Tampa Bay viewers learn they may already be enjoying healthy palm oil

Media Buzz: Viewers of WTSP News in Tampa Bay found that Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil is not only healthy, it’s already in many of the foods we enjoy. Appearing on Great Day Tampa Bay, health and wellness expert, registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler told the hosts that Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil can be found in everything from ramen noodles to heart-healthy spreads and microwavable popcorn.

Stoler explains, “It’s got this beautiful red color. What’s great about it is it’s a great replacement for trans-fats in packaged foods.”

Stoler also mentions that, “(Red palm oil) has beta-carotene in it (a powerful antioxidant) and it’s a great source of vitamin E tocotrienols, which are neuroprotective.”  

Adds Stoler, “In Malaysia, they grow it sustainably. It can be a controversial oil in other places in the world, but I can assure you that there, it’s not.” Malaysian palm oil is on track to becoming 100 percent certified sustainable in the next few years. The certification process addresses all aspects of Malaysian palm oil production, including environmental, social and economic concerns, ensuring its reputation as a high-quality ingredient.    

Appearances by Stoler are helping to educate people about the many benefits of Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil and the popular products that contain it. As Stoler says, “I don’t want people to be afraid of it.”

If you see palm oil on the ingredient label of your favorite food, it’s one more reason to enjoy it. To find more ways to incorporate Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil into your family’s diet, try making these healthy snacks.

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