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Understanding the palm oil’s fatty acid composition

With the right balance, saturated fatty acids maintain your HDL (good cholesterol) while polyunsaturated fatty acids decrease your LDL (bad cholesterol). Palm oil contains approximately 44% palmitic acid (saturated), 5% stearic acid (saturated), 39% oleic acid (monounsaturated), and 10% linoleic acid (polyunsaturated). Researchers are only on the cusp of understanding how fatty acids work independently […]

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heart health

Healthy palm fruit oil’s role in Heart Health Month

Someone in the U.S. has a heart attack about every 34 seconds. A heart attack happens when arteries narrowed by fat, cholesterol or other substances are unable to supply the heart muscle with enough oxygen-rich blood. The American Heart Association (AHA) designates every February as Heart Health Month to call attention to the importance of […]

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Palm fruit oil presentation at Dietetic Conference filled with “light bulb moments”

What we know about dietary fats and our health is evolving rapidly. The roles of saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated fats once seemed crystal clear. But as attendees of the recent Michigan Dietetic Association’s Annual Conference discovered, there is no such thing as good and bad fats. Rather, the ratios of fatty acids are emerging as important […]

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olive oil

Olive oil vs. Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil: A side-by-side comparison

While Malaysian palm fruit oil is trending among both healthy choosers and gourmet cooks, there is still some confusion about where and when to use this healthy oil versus olive oil. Factors that you should take into consideration include your current cholesterol level and the temperature of the dish you plan to prepare. Health considerations […]

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