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.
Palm oil is a natural, semi-solid fruit fat used in various food formulations. On a global scale, it is ideal as a non-GMO replacement for trans fats. Palm oil is stable at high heats, and is prized by food processors for its great versatility. Palm oil has a naturally healthy composition. The American Heart Association’s optimum fat blend ratio is 1:1:1. This is readily achieved by using palm oil as a major product component. Products such as Smart Balance leverage this magic. Overall nutrition is enhanced through palm oil’s ability to beneficially modulate LDL/HDL cholesterol ratios.
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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.
Malaysia is the first country to certify the sustainability of its palm oil. Under this mandatory program, all Malaysian palm oil producers must be certified sustainable by January 1, 2020.
on November 9, 2017 in In The News, Mixed Carotene, Sustainability, Tocotrienol 0
Stoler explained that having adequate dietary fat may help alleviate seasonal dry skin, while also giving you more energy.
While discussing ways to “green up” the holiday, registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler gave viewers of Fox Morning News the brand names of some candy companies that use certified sustainable palm oil.
Most American manufacturers prefer Malaysian palm oil because it is grown and produced responsibly. The country has strict standards in place which protect the environment as well as the palm oil industry workers.
Vitamin E tocotrienols, some of the strongest antioxidants, can be found in barley, rye and palm oil. In fact, the best source of these super-potent antioxidants is Malaysian red palm oil.
Read labels, and you’ll spot palm oil in everything from your kids’ favorite cookies to your premium nutrition bar. Here’s how this better-for-you ingredient journeys from the tropics to your table.
For decades, many packaged cookies, bars and candies were loaded with artificial colors and flavors, copious amount of sugars and unhealthy trans fats. Much to the relief of parents everywhere, manufacturers are now including healthier and more natural ingredients such as Malaysian palm oil in these kid staples.
Palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet! But here in the U.S., most of us are just learning to appreciate palm oil for its health, culinary and environmental benefits.