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.
Palm oil is non-GMO, balanced and ultra-nutritious. This naturally trans fat-free oil contains almost equal amounts of unsaturated fats and saturated fats. In the body, palm oil has virtually no adverse impact on your cholesterol levels. Palm oil is also a great source of vitamin E tocotrienols, powerful antioxidants that help protect you from chronic diseases.
Palm oil’s versatility and diversity make it a top choice for food manufacturers. Palm oil has a long shelf life, and is naturally non-GMO and trans-fat free. Here are more reasons why food manufacturers are sticking with palm oil, even as they work to ensure that they buy it from certified sustainable sources, such as MSPO-certified suppliers.
Malaysian palm fruit oil is non-GMO. Conventional processed food may contain up to 80 percent GMOs in the United States.
Commercial bakers can get rid of partially hydrogenated oils and trans fats without sacrificing taste by using Malaysian Palm Oil
While some people worry about palm oil production causing excessive deforestation, Malaysia is setting the record straight.
With millions of people worldwide relying on palm oil, did you know that Malaysia was the first country to produce certified sustainable palm oil? What does this mean for those of us who care about our planet?
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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