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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Palm oil comes from the fruit of the GMO-free oil palm tree, Elaeis guineensis. Squeezing this fruit releases a pure, red oil brimming with vitamin E tocotrienols and antioxidant-rich carotenoids.
Palm oil cultivation is smart land use. A single acre of oil palm produces 11 times more oil than soybeans, and 10 times more than sunflower.
on September 14, 2016 in Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture, What’s New, Wildlife Preservation 0
Malaysian oil palm plantations are home to many different species of animals, from birds and reptiles to wild pigs and monkeys. This is just one of the environmental benefits of this nutritious and natural oil.
MPOC is a major and primary Borneo Elephant Sanctuary funder, and has pledged five million Malaysian ringgits from its Wildlife Conservation Fund for the sanctuary, where injured or orphaned elephants are rehabilitated and then released back into the wild.
More and more food companies worldwide are committing to using sustainably produced palm oil, such as oil produced by Malaysia’s family farmers. “Palm oil is the ideal substitute for partially hydrogenated oils, the “trans fats” that food processors love and health experts hate,” wrote Fossler.
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.
Wylde encouraged viewers to pay more attention to their meal choices. He suggested using gentler cooking techniques, and a natural and appropriate-for-the-application oil such as sustainable red palm oil.
These beautiful rainforests can flourish thanks in part to the Malaysian palm oil industry’s strict regulations and conservation practices, as well as the efficiency of the trees themselves.
Most of the United States’ palm oil – approximately 80 percent – is sustainably grown in Malaysia. The Malaysian Palm Oil Council is an industry leader. It’s Malaysian Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund (MPOWCF) has been carrying out conservation, education and rehabilitation projects since its formation in 2006.