Malaysian students abroad are sharing positive information on Malaysia’s palm oil industry.
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A nutrition expert explains to ABC viewers why adding more healthy fat to your diet will help burn off your fat reserves. And one easy way to get more healthy fats in, and trans fats out, is by cooking with Malaysian palm oil.
Clemens notes that while 3-MCPD was found to be carcinogenic to small animals, no direct human toxicology data are available.
The debate also touched on palm oil alternatives, such as soy and canola (rapeseed) oil, admitting that they, “come with their own list of problems,” referencing a Guardian article concerning the serious eco-consequences of growing soybeans.
MSPO certification is exclusively for premium-quality palm oil sustainably grown and produced in Malaysia, a recognized leader in responsible palm oil production.
The recent hype on Nutella, which uses Malaysian palm oil as a key ingredient, and the quoted cancer concerns about the contaminants 3-MCPD-esters and glycidyl esters (GE), is one of the many orchestrated attacks on our industry.
On oil palm plantations, some trees are top producers and others under-perform. But because the trees mature slowly, growers typically can’t tell the difference until three to four years after planting. Once mature, oil palm trees produce fruit for 20 to 30 years.
Not only does Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil provide nutrition to more than three billion people worldwide, it has been credited with reducing poverty and improving living conditions in this progressive nation.
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.”