While some palm oil production facilities have been accused of deforestation and forced labor issues, Johannes quoted Johari Minal, Washington D.C., regional manager of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board, who confirmed that all red palm oil from Malaysia is sustainably produced using legal workers.
Food technology expert Kurt Berger has more than 50 years of experience researching the quality, function and application of food ingredients. Over the years, he’s found people to be unduly suspicious of this unfamiliar ingredient. This, however, changed when they learned the advantages of this healthy, non-GMO fat.
The FDA has ordered food manufacturers to remove partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), and their trans fats, from our food supply. Malaysian sustainable palm oil is an ideal substitute as it has many of the same beneficial qualities of PHOs, but it offers health benefits instead of cardiovascular disease risk.
A better-for-you alternative is Malaysian sustainable palm oil. This premium ingredient has the same desirable qualities as partially hydrogenated oils, but it is naturally trans fat free.
Paleo folks are focused on eating in ways that are both traditional and sustainable. Palm oil has fed the world for 5,000 years, and it is the oil of choice in many parts of the world. It’s also the world’s most land-efficient oil crop. In Malaysia, it is grown in harmony with their wildlife and rainforests.