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Is palm oil similar to coconut oil?

Just because coconut oil is also a product of palm trees doesn’t mean that it’s similar to healthy palm fruit oil. The truth is that coconut oil is much more like palm kernel oil in terms of chemical composition and physical characteristics. The fatty acid composition of Malaysian palm fruit oil set it apart from […]

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Malaysian palm fruit oil is helping Americans rid their diets of trans fats

You’ve probably heard that trans fats are bad for your heart but can you remember why? Trans fats – which show up as partially hydrogenated vegetable oil on food labels – can lower your HDL (good) cholesterol while raising your LDL (bad) cholesterol. As food manufacturers, restaurants and others work to reduce the amount of […]

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