The advantages of formulating foods with palm oil were discussed in the Prepared Foods’ May 2019 issue. Contributing Editor Stuart Cantor, Ph.D. also mentions Malaysia’s efforts to ensure sustainability and protection for the wildlife and environment within the palm oil industry.
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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In this article, blogger and TV contributor Carolina King encouraged moms to shop for Easter candy made with non-GMO Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil. She referred to Malaysia as, “One of the world’s most eco-friendly countries.”
While moderation is still recommended, some candy manufacturers are trying to do the right thing by making gluten-free choices, using eco-friendly ingredients and insisting on higher quality ingredients.
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 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.