Clemens notes that while 3-MCPD was found to be carcinogenic to small animals, no direct human toxicology data are available.
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The recent hype on Nutella, which uses Malaysian palm oil as a key ingredient, and the quoted cancer concerns about the contaminants 3-MCPD-esters and glycidyl esters (GE), is one of the many orchestrated attacks on our industry.
Thousands of food manufacturers have chosen to use premium, sustainable and versatile palm oil in their products, much of it from Malaysia’s plantations. Regardless of this misleading article, these manufacturers realize the benefits of this nutritious, non-GMO and eco-friendly oil.
“It occurs in olive, soya, rapeseed, corn, sunflower and in palm oils as well,” said Sundram. “This knowledge triggered a lengthy period of evaluation not only in Europe but also at our own Malaysian Palm Oil Board laboratories.”
What’s important is the sum of your actions. While this report may be getting some people all worked up about oil, it’s not fair to assign blame over your total health to one ingredient. The reality is that most people aren’t eating enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains
Both parties took undue liberty by extrapolating the findings to raise an alert that palmitic acid is a main component of animal and vegetable fats and present in high levels in palm oil which is used in many household products. Incidentally, palmitic acid is the major fatty acid that our body makes to sustain life.
You can’t believe everything you read on the internet. According to some stories being circulated online, the beloved hazelnut spread Nutella contains cancer-causing ingredients. The misleading “news” claims Nutella’s palm oil – the ingredient which delivers the spread’s beloved smooth and rich texture – contains chemicals that are genotoxic and carcinogenic. Not so, says multiple […]