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.
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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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.
Look for palm oil on the label. Ninety percent of our palm oil comes from Malaysia, where it is sustainably grown and harvested.
One of the best ways to identify heart-healthy kids’ snacks is to look for palm oil on the label. This up-and-coming oil is naturally trans fat-free. It’s also non-GMO.
During the 2016 Palm Oil Trade Fair and Seminar, Lieven De Wader, a representative of Puratos, answered questions about Malaysian palm oil. We agree with this international specialty food ingredient supplier: The story of this sustainable and wholesome oil needs to be shared.
Most of the palm oil used in the United States is sustainably produced in Malaysia. It simply isn’t the conflict palm oil that harms our wildlife, people or planet.
This year, more news organizations than ever included Malaysian sustainable palm oil in articles encouraging “eek-o responsible” Halloween celebrations.
Earlier fears about rainforest-harming ingredients in Halloween candy are no longer an issue. “Many American food manufacturers now use environmentally friendly ingredients in their recipes, such as certified sustainable palm oil from Malaysia,, a world leader in responsible, sustainable, non-GMO palm oil production. Malaysia’s strict laws prohibit any practices that harm native wildlife or the […]
Registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler told SiriusXM Radio listeners to include healthy fats in their diet, and explained why she uses Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil.