Many of the largest candy and snack manufacturers, such as Hershey’s, Nestle and Mars, are committed to using 100 percent sustainable palm oil. Approximately 80 percent of America’s sustainable palm oil is grown and produced in eco-friendly Malaysia.
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.
on October 6, 2015 in Forest Conservation, General, Sustainability, Wildlife Preservation 0
Thankfully, American companies are increasingly using environmentally friendly ingredients such as Malaysian sustainable palm oil in their products.
on September 29, 2015 in Forest Conservation, General, News, Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture 0
Additionally, state-of-the-art research, which has mapped out the oil palm genome and which was published in the prestigious journal Nature by a joint Malaysian/US research team promises to set the trends to meet world demands in a sustainable fashion, even beyond 2030. As a result of these developments Europe now increasingly regards Malaysian palm oil […]
Many American companies have found that Malaysian sustainable palm oil can also provide these qualities, and without the health risks.
Most of the United State’s palm oil supply comes from the progressive county of Malaysia where more than 40 percent of the oil palm planted area is tended by family farmers, also called smallholders. Once they attain MSPO certification, these Malaysian smallholders will join other Malaysian sustainable palm oil producers in filling America’s demand for […]
Many manufacturers are shying away from factory-created fats, and instead choosing Malaysian sustainable palm oil. This healthy, non-GMO tropical oil delivers the same texture and shelf-life qualities of partially hydrogenated oils, yet is naturally trans fat-free. It’s also a rich source of vitamin E. The source of palm oil matters. In the United States, many […]
Palm oil possesses the qualities manufacturers need: it’s resistant to spoilage, stable at high temperatures, provides a good and consistent texture, and retains the flavor of food. It also has health qualities that savvy consumers demand: it is non-GMO and naturally trans-fat free.
“They are the real people of Malaysia; the strong ones who have improved their prosperity and helped to lift millions out of poverty and toward a better future. That is the true story of palm oil in Malaysia, and these farmers are the faces that tell the story.”
While the 2015 report includes much of what you already know – for example, eat more fruits and vegetables – it also includes some new information.
Unfortunately, when we cheat nature by using this hydrogenation process, a by-product can be the dreaded trans fats. While this still makes a tasty doughnut, we now know there are health implications.