A presentation at the 2018 Palm Oil Trade Fair and Seminar in Kuala Lumpur highlights the nutritional and stability benefits U.S. food manufacturers gain when using palm oil in popular foods.
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MPOC Chief Executive Officer Datuk Dr. Kalyana Sundram delivered an eye-opening presentation at the 2018 Palm Oil Fair and Seminar (POTS).
Palm oil is a common ingredient in many food products, ranging from better-for-you nutrition and sport bars to crackers and healthy spreads. Palm oil is also used in soaps, lotions and other skincare products.
Palm oil is extremely important to Malaysia’s economy. Each year, Malaysia produces almost 20 million tons of palm oil, valued at approximately 72 billion Malaysian ringgit (HK$133 billion). Traded in 160 different countries, palm oil growth and production provide jobs to more than half a million people in Malaysia. Forty percent of oil palm cultivation […]
Educational and promotional efforts, focused on educating users about Malaysian palm oil’s wholesomeness, sustainability and eco-sensitive agricultural practices, are also driving the industry’s growth.
Malaysian sustainable palm oil meets the U.S. criteria for sustainable agriculture, as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture 1990 Farm Bill.
In the article, Cassiday explained that red palm oil is mildy processed. This enables it to retain, “beneficial components such as carotenes and antioxidants that are lost in traditional physical or chemical palm oil refining.”
This “golden crop” contributes significantly to Malaysia’s economy. It has been credited with reducing poverty and contributing to Malaysia’s environment.
Fife explains that about 90 percent of our cooking oils are genetically engineered seed oils. He contrasts this with palm oil which he describes as, “Probably one of the most nutritious oils we have available to us.” About 80 percent of palm oil imported into the U.S. is from Malaysia, where it is certified sustainable.
Here are a few facts and figures that you might not know about healthy Malaysian sustainable palm oil, which is a key global player in the oils and fats market. Palm oil is a fruit oil (just as olive oil is a fruit oil) that is widely used in food and non-food products worldwide. It […]