|A misperception from the past?|
There's a good chance you've heard palm oil erroneously referred to and grouped together with palm kernel oil and coconut oil as a "tropical oil," a contributor to high cholesterol levels, or even as a trans-fat. Palm fruit oil is different and contains much less saturated fat than coconut and palm kernel oil.
Palm oil products are trans-fat free.
Palm fruit oil contains a variety of fats, vitamins and nutrients, but NO trans-fatty acids. Trans-fatty acids are found pre-dominantly in hydrogenated oils. Several recent studies have implicated trans-fatty acids in increasing the risk of cancer, interfering with fat metabolism, enhancing fatty deposits in the arteries, and reducing the body's ability to rid itself of carcinogens, drugs and other toxins.
Palm fruit oil is made up of a mixture of fatty acids and contains valuable vitamins and nutrition that our bodies need. Human studies have shown that a palm oil-enriched diet does not raise the level of LDL or total cholesterol, and may even lead to lower plasma levels of LDL, the plasma cholesterol most commonly linked to heart disease. The majority of palm oil's use in foods - in the baking of cookies and crackers, for example- is in a non-hydrogenated form.
Palm oil. A source of goodness!
Palm fruit oil is one of the most nutrition filled vegetable oils on the market. Find out more by clicking on any of the following links.
Red Palm Oil
Nutritional Aspects of Fat
Since the early 1990's, there has been a phenomenal increase in the scientific literature published in relation to the health effects of palm oil. Several international conferences devoted solely to palm oil research have published their research findings as part of special supplemental issues of internationally reputable, peer-reviewed scientific journals.