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Q. Palm Oil vs. Palm Kernel Oil

A. They both come from palm trees, but there the similarity ends. Palm oil comes from the palm fruit, while palm kernel oil is extracted from the palm seed. And while over 80 percent of the fat in palm kernel oil is saturated, only 50 percent of palm oil is, making it easier on arteries. Palm oil's reddish or golden color is a clue that it also contains a fair amount of heart-healthy carotenoids. Some research even suggests that the fatty acids in palm oil don't raise cholesterol the way saturated fats traditionally do.

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All I have to say is that the production and use of palm oil is destroying the environment, starting with the rainforest. Quickest way to find out is to watch 'Years of Living Dangerously' narrated by Harrison Ford, but there' lots of information out there.

Anonymous

12/09/2015 - 8:39pm

Palm kernel Oil is virtually identical in nature to coconut oil. The worldwide health and pharmaceutical industries have brainwashed us for almost 100 years that saturated fats are bad for us. First it was butter vs. margarine. Then, all the great transfat based cooking oils of the 1950-1990 that are now proven as a primary driver of heart disease and are essentially pure poison, causing untold inflammation, cancer and heart disease. Natural, clean or organic; the closer the product is to nature, the more I trust it.

Anonymous

09/25/2015 - 7:53pm

palm oil or palm kernel oil both are dangerous to me. I end up in the ER if I consume even a minute amount . while this is uncommon it is not rare and is becoming more common all the time. no palm oil
, kernel or red is safe.

Anonymous

09/11/2015 - 12:39pm

so does that mean that animal fat is better than unsaturated ?

Anonymous

09/03/2015 - 5:16am

I read all the nutrition and health related comments regarding palm kernel oil. Everything now is clear mud.

Anonymous

08/29/2015 - 2:21am

Palm Oil is used for Orisha in Africa, is red and pure.

Anonymous

08/10/2015 - 11:40am

palm kernel oil is best for health,

Anonymous

08/05/2015 - 5:51am

So, is palm kernel Oil good for consumption or not because of its saturated fats.

Anonymous

06/11/2015 - 11:13am

I have noticed that all packaged foods especially dry contain palm kernel oil not palm oil which is better. the food industry is killing us since palm kernel oil is fattier and is harmful to our health.
How can the FDA permit this in the USA.

Anonymous

03/28/2015 - 1:50pm

Oh no... here we go again!
Please refresh your knowledge about 'what's good for your arteries'. There is hardly any link between saturated fat consumption and atherosclerosis.

Anonymous

03/04/2015 - 3:05pm

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