Whether they are opening restaurants, preparing iconic Malaysian dishes or sharing the benefits of the country’s responsibly produced palm oil, these foodies want the American people to know more about what makes Malaysian foods so special.
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Both cookbooks are collaborations between the Malaysian Palm Oil Council, an organization focused on improving understanding of certified sustainable Malaysian palm oil, and leading international chefs.
Clemens notes that while 3-MCPD was found to be carcinogenic to small animals, no direct human toxicology data are available.
Palm oil is the world’s most popular edible oil. This versatile tropical oil is found in many products ranging from premium cookies and bars to better-for-you spreads and convenience foods. But what’s exciting is Malaysian palm oil’s positive effect on our health and the environment
Chef G: “I’m always looking for sustainable products, whether it is seafood, vegetables or cooking oil. Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil is the world’s most efficient vegetable oil crop.”
Tip #2: Choose snacks made with natural fats such as sunflower, peanut or Malaysian palm oil. Soy, canola and corn oils are likely to be made with genetically modified crops.
In more than 270 media appearances last year, health experts suggested that Americans stock our pantries with Malaysian sustainable palm oil. More than 77 million of us may now be reconsidering nutrient-dense palm oil after reading and hearing about it in the media.
Please forget about following a fat-free or low-fat diet. The research is now very clear that those diets were a mistake from the beginning. Not only don’t they promote weight loss, they may also have serious unwanted health consequences.
Nutritionists now consider saturated fat consumption part of a healthy diet. Studies have shown that there is no association between saturated fat and increased heart disease risk. Trans fats, however, have been associated with heart disease, stroke and obesity.
Ever since I discovered palm oil, I’ve been focused on educating America’s next generation of chefs – as well as typical American consumers – about why palm oil is so good.