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.

Non-GMO

Clean eating made easy

Nutrient-rich

Loaded with vitamin E tocotrienols and other phytonutrients

Trans fat-free

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.

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Mom who grew up eating palm oil encourages others to use it

Mom who grew up eating palm oil encourages others to use it

In addition to palm oil being nutritious and heat stable, she appreciates the oil palm’s 20- to 30-year productivity. About Malaysia’s palm oil industry, she writes: “From the land where the palm trees are planted, to the water supply, use of pesticides, milling and refinery, there are laws that ensure the well being of the environment.”

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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.

Sustainable

Grown with Mother Earth in mind

Responsible

Supporting farmers and protecting wildlife

MSPO Certification Program

Leading the world by example

Family farmers tend approximately 40 percent of Malaysia’s palm-planted lands.

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