When something is as widely used as palm oil, you want to make sure it’s sustainably produced! And palm oil is everywhere! It’s found in everything from chocolate and ice cream to bread and microwave popcorn. Here are 10 reasons why most of the palm oil used in the United States is sourced from Malaysia and nowhere else.
Tara Pittman, the mom behind the scenes of the popular Mom Knows Best website, enjoys cooking and sharing healthy products with her followers. In one of her latest blogs, she said that she substituted Malaysian palm oil for olive oil in The Pioneer Woman’s Brussels Sprouts recipe because it gave the dish a nice buttery taste as well as extra health benefits.
Palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet! But here in the U.S., most of us are just learning to appreciate palm oil for its health, culinary and environmental benefits.
At the height of the holiday season, Sacramento TV audiences learned a good lesson: It’s easier to resist all the sugary stuff if you’re not as hungry for it. That advice came from Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, who appeared on local CW and Fox TV affiliates to give people easy tips for healthier holiday eating. “I’m a big believer in not relying on willpower,” he said. Eating more healthy fats, such as Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil, will help stabilize blood sugar levels which reduces cravings. “Palm oil is to the rest of the world what olive oil is to the Mediterranean.”
Pharmacist turned holistic food and healthy living expert Lisa Leslie-Williams recently introduced her readers to the functional cooking concept. “That simply means improving the nutrition of recipes without changing the taste or time it takes to prepare them,” she wrote in her blog, The Domestic Life Stylist. She encouraged her readers to start cooking with Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil. “Studies have shown it to be heart-healthy, even though it’s 50% saturated fats. After doing my own research, I’m using Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil because of that country’s strong environmental commitment.”