SupplySide West 2019, the largest gathering of more than 18,500 health and nutrition professionals, provided the perfect forum for functional medicine expert Bryce Wylde to present a check-the-facts report about palm oil. Wylde, who traveled throughout Malaysia to discover the truths about palm oil production, was asked by ExcelVite to give his professional assessments.
This certification is an important development in ExcelVite’s Sustainability Initiative as it underscores its commitment toward ensuring that the entire value chain and production of palm oil is sustainable.
The collaboration covers several objectives primarily associated with commitment to sustainable palm oil production, by assisting local oil palm smallholders in ExcelVite Malaysia’s surrounding area to achieve the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification before the year ends.
Also at Expo West, the Malaysian Palm Oil Council will introduce Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil Certification (MSPO) to attendees. MSPO certification is a sustainability program initiated by the Malaysian government to ensure the implementation and importantly, to assist smallholders (~650,000 smallholders in Malaysia) in the palm plantation sector in achieving sustainability practices and certification.
Malaysian red palm oil is a rich natural source of carotenoids, including alpha- and beta-carotene. These potent antioxidants have been shown to have numerous health benefits.