Beta carotene is a fat-soluble compound that provides approximately 50 percent of the vitamin A needed in the typical American diet. This powerful antioxidant has numerous health benefits and may slow the progression of cataracts, protect the skin against sunburn and help prevent macular degeneration. The USDA recommends that adults should get between 700 and [...]
Holistic pharmacist and author Sherry Torkos spent time on Chicago’s WGN Midday News to explain the exciting heart, brain and cooking benefits of palm fruit oil from Malaysia. In this video, Dr. Torkos discusses when palm fruit oil should be used instead of olive oil, and reveals that the oil’s beautiful red color is entirely [...]
Moving from efficacy to effectiveness: red palm oil’s role in preventing vitamin A deficiency.
J Am Coll Nutr. 2010 Jun;29(3 Suppl):302S-313S
Authors: Rice AL, Burns JB
Vitamin A deficiency is one of…
Which has more Vitamin A: a carrot or healthy Malaysian red palm fruit oil? The answer may surprise you. Red palm fruit oil has more than 10 times the amount of Vitamin A as carrots. Every American should know this! The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that most Americans at risk for Vitamin A deficiency, [...]
Thanks to SHAPE Magazine Editor Karen Bosari for her great blog about the health benefits of Malaysian palm fruit oil. Karen who was also excited about palm fruit oil’s higher smoke point than olive oil. She’s asked for comments from those who have cooked with palm fruit oil, so please give her your feedback. SHAPE [...]