In addition to palm oil being nutritious and heat stable, she appreciates the oil palm’s 20- to 30-year productivity. About Malaysia’s palm oil industry, she writes: “From the land where the palm trees are planted, to the water supply, use of pesticides, milling and refinery, there are laws that ensure the well being of the environment.”
Malaysian palm fruit oil is non-GMO. Conventional processed food may contain up to 80 percent GMOs in the United States.
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Palm oil comes from the fruit of the oil palm tree. Squeezing the fruit releases a pure, red oil. Its processing is similar to olive oil. But unlike many other edible oils, palm oil is brimming with nutrients.
Because of the oil palm’s high yield, Malaysia produces ample quantities of this global commodity while maintaining its 1992 Rio Earth Summit pledge to maintain more than 50 percent of its land cover as forests.