Why palm oil?
Palm oil is a common ingredient in many packaged foods, from better-for-you nutrition bars and heart-healthy spreads to indulgent cookies and candies. Palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet! About 2.3 billion people around the world currently depend on palm oil as an important part of their food supply.
But here in the U.S., most of us are just learning to appreciate palm oil for its health, culinary and environmental benefits.
Clean eating made easy
Loaded with vitamin E tocotrienols and other phytonutrients
A natural replacement for hydrogenated oils
Ideal for cooking
Stable at high temperatures
Palm oil comes from the fruit of a special species of palm tree grown near the equator. Oil palm plantations are incredibly high yielding and also provide an environment where native animals can thrive.
The comfort foods that have been keeping you company during this pandemic may be making you fat and sick.
Today’s diners often have higher standards, especially when it comes to the environment. A land-consuming main course with a side of genetically modified vegetable isn’t going to satisfy eco-savvy millennials.
The Bornean orangutan and elephant are two of Malaysia’s most iconic animals, and the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) is committed to ensuring these majestic creatures continue to thrive in their natural habitat in Sabah.
Include heart-healthy Smart Balance spread for a buttery taste your family will love. As an added bonus, this spread is made with Malaysian sustainable palm oil. The Malaysian palm oil industry is a model for sustainable agriculture, so this meal will be good for the planet, too.
At a sustainable palm oil plantation in Sabah, Nabilah and Marven learned that the Malaysian palm industry provides thousands of needed jobs. The stronger the country’s economy, the more people employed, the more chance there is that precious animals like elephants will be properly protected in game parks and reserves.
Milled whole grains lose their vitamin E when exposed to air. So unless you’re baking with, and consuming, those grains within two days of their grinding, you’re missing out on this potent antioxidant. It doesn’t have to be this way. Instead of baking with soybean or canola oil, an Australian food scientist suggests using palm oil for healthier bread.
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Why Malaysian palm oil?
Much of the palm oil consumed in the United States is sustainably grown and produced from Malaysia. Malaysian palm oil is a food industry favorite because of its quality, wholesomeness and versatility. It’s non-GMO and nutritious, delivers a creamy texture and long shelf life, plus it’s responsibly produced.
In 2008, Malaysia was the first to produce and export sustainable palm oil. Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification became mandatory as of 2020, and the country is working toward 100% compliance.
Grown with Mother Earth in mind
Supporting farmers and protecting wildlife
MSPO Certification Program
Leading the world by example