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.
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Loaded with vitamin E tocotrienols and other phytonutrients
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.
Bowden stressed the importance of consuming healthy fats. “There are so many good things in fats that we need,” he explained, adding that Malaysian palm oil contains tocotrienols. This less-common form of vitamin E is a super potent antioxidant known to support skin and brain health.
This great mushroom dish can be a great appetizer or side dish. An outstanding balance of earthy and spicy flavors.
Fats can help you avoid overeating. “Fat is the most satiating nutrient of all,’ Bowden explained. “When you have a high-fat, high-protein breakfast, you are not hungry at 11 o’clock in the morning.”
While exploring the Malaysian Sabah District of Borneo, British actress Dame Judi Dench was struck by the vast forests and incredible wildlife, but what might be most exciting is that she left with such a sense of hope. In this interview published in Global Oils & Fats magazine, Dench talks about filming the two-part ITV documentary, “Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo Adventure.”
Ferrero, the maker of the internally beloved chocolate hazelnut spread Nutella, has been recognized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), formerly known as World Wildlife Fund for its dedication to using sustainable palm oil.
Through the Malaysian Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund (MPOWCF), the palm oil industry and the Malaysian government have come together to demonstrate their commitment to the environment and protection of wildlife and biodiversity.
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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.
Grown with Mother Earth in mind
Supporting farmers and protecting wildlife
MSPO Certification Program
Leading the world by example