Recently 100 Malaysian children and their parents got help from the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), which sponsored a baking demonstration and cooking workshop. While learning to bake brownies and make fresh sandwiches, participants also learned about the health and socioeconomic benefits of their country’s certified sustainable palm oil.
Malaysian sustainable palm oil is a versatile oil which has been used for hundreds of years. NonGMO, naturally trans-fat free and shelf-stable, palm oil is the cooking oil of choice for many people worldwide, and an essential ingredient in countless prepared foods. This vitamin-packed fruit oil is also a vital component in numerous health and beauty products.
Palm oil is produced by crushing the fresh fruit berries which grow on green, leafy oil palm trees. In Malaysia, these trees are grown exclusively on legal agricultural lands using environmentally friendly practices. Palm oil is the most efficiently produced fruit oil in the world.
Discover more about this healthy and sustainable oil in the posts below.
A presentation at the 2018 Palm Oil Trade Fair and Seminar in Kuala Lumpur highlights the nutritional and stability benefits U.S. food manufacturers gain when using palm oil in popular foods.
These stringent standards will soon become mandatory in Malaysia. That’s good news because more than half of the palm oil imported into the U.S is from this eco-focused country. Palm oil is Malaysia’s number one export.
There’s little doubt that millennials are driving the call for clean label. Even though they may be concerned for improving public health, they may be taking the wrong pathway. Driven by emotion and misconception, some are being swept up by the movement. They know little about public health and the dynamics involved in food safety.
The Malaysian palm oil industry has said, and continues to demonstrate, that it stands strongly for planet and people.
The Malaysian Palm Oil Council has come out against the EU’s proposed unilateral Action Plan against deforestation, charging that is impractical to implement unilateral global initiatives to improve trade in sustainable goods.
Clemens notes that while 3-MCPD was found to be carcinogenic to small animals, no direct human toxicology data are available.
Over the past eight years, the International Conference on Palm Phytonutrients and Chronic Diseases has provided a good platform for researchers and the industry to share the latest research and findings on palm phytonutrients with research scientists, medical doctors and formulators.
Look for palm oil on the label. Ninety percent of our palm oil comes from Malaysia, where it is sustainably grown and harvested.
During the 2016 Palm Oil Trade Fair and Seminar, Lieven De Wader, a representative of Puratos, answered questions about Malaysian palm oil. We agree with this international specialty food ingredient supplier: The story of this sustainable and wholesome oil needs to be shared.