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.
The excitement about tocotrienols is mounting as scientists around the world turn their attention toward this “other” vitamin E. While many of the studies are preliminary, they are providing evidence of this vitamin’s incredible potential.
Palm oil and palm kernel oil are both sustainable tropical oils which come from the fruit of the oil palm trees. These versatile oils, however, have very different chemical compositions and physical characteristics.
Palm oil’s versatility and diversity make it a top choice for food manufacturers. Palm oil has a long shelf life, and is naturally non-GMO and trans-fat free. Here are more reasons why food manufacturers are sticking with palm oil, even as they work to ensure that they buy it from certified sustainable sources, such as MSPO-certified suppliers.
This may be the first time that healthy cooking oil appears on many people’s New Year’s resolution lists. The more we learn about how fats behave in our bodies, the more sense it makes to use the one that has the attention of health researchers around the world. Next year, instead of reaching for vegetable oils (soy, canola, corn) that may contribute to unhealthy inflammation, grab Malaysian palm fruit oil instead. Here are a few health reasons for stocking up.