When something is as widely used as palm oil, you want to make sure it’s sustainably produced! And palm oil is everywhere! It’s found in everything from chocolate and ice cream to bread and microwave popcorn. Here are 10 reasons why most of the palm oil used in the United States is sourced from Malaysia and nowhere else.
Because Malaysian palm oil is non-GMO, nutritious, versatile as well as naturally trans fat-free it’s a smart choice for those wanting a wholesome oil.
When Malaysia announced an aggressive goal of certifying 100% of its palm oil as sustainable by the end of 2019, some may have thought it to be insurmountable. While Malaysian oil palm plantations have traditionally followed sustainability practices for hundreds of years, the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification process is stringent and very thorough.
Oil palm plantations produce significantly more oil than annual crops, such as corn, soybean and canola. A single acre of oil palm produces 11 times more oil than soybeans, and 10 times more than sunflower.
The Malaysian palm oil industry, known for decades as the leader in responsible palm oil production, is successfully addressing concerns that have plagued the global palm oil industry for decades.