It can be challenge to deliver exotic-tasting cuisine using only local ingredients, but Chef Gerard Viverito has embraced ingredients from one of the world’s most eco-friendly countries, Malaysia, such as certified sustainable palm oil, in many of his recipes.
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Food52 editors believe in applying the best aspects of today’s food movements to our everyday lives. Malaysian palm oil is in keeping with trending American diets because it is naturally trans fat-free, non-GMO and certified sustainable
Ever since I discovered palm oil, I’ve been focused on educating America’s next generation of chefs – as well as typical American consumers – about why palm oil is so good.
on August 18, 2016 in Culinary, In The News, Nutrition, Wildlife Preservation 0
I could launch into a discussion about how the Malaysian palm oil industry is saving orangutans – which is absolutely true – but I know one of the best ways to educate readers about this nutritious, environmentally friendly oil is by making it relevant to them.
I’m all about sustainable products and Malaysian palm oil delivers on that front. Sustainable foods are healthy for the environment, wildlife and our bodies. Sustainable food producers care about their workers’ standard of living. Sustainability is about minimizing the carbon footprint and maximizing food security.
Common GMO foods in the United States include soy, corn, sugar beets, rapeseed (canola), zucchini, squash, alfalfa and peas. A great start is to replace your cooking oil with Malaysian sustainable palm oil.
Palm oil also has incredible health benefits. It is the most abundant source of tocotrienols. It’s high in vitamin A and vitamin E. It’s also great for brain health.
I’ve been on a mission to get more Americans to accept Malaysian sustainable palm oil as a household pantry staple, as it is in many other parts of the world.
Marinades are an excellent way to bring big flavor to your favorite meats before they hit the grill. Combine herbs and spices with an oil, such as Malaysian sustainable palm oil. This oil helps deliver the seasoning’s flavor to the meat.
Grilling is fun and can be delicious. With a few precautions, you can keep foodborne pathogens, fires and exposure to carcinogens from spoiling one of our best warm weather pastimes.