A delicious chicken dish covered in a Palm Oil sauce from Chef Gerard.
The Malaysian palm oil industry is backed by more than 100 years of responsible plantation practices on legally approved agricultural land. Its commitment to the preservation of the environment and protection of wildlife and biodiversity is evident through the work of the Malaysian Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund (MPOWCF).
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.
Palm oil has truly been a “golden crop” for Malaysia. The industry has been one of the primary contributors toward economic development in the country. It’s credited with lifting families out of poverty and developing roads, schools and healthcare facilities throughout local communities. All while wildlife is carefully protected and natural rainforests conserved. The Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification program ensures quality and high standards that will keep the industry and Malaysia’s people thriving into the future.
While moderation is still recommended, some candy manufacturers are trying to do the right thing by making gluten-free choices, using eco-friendly ingredients and insisting on higher quality ingredients.