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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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I don't know about trans fat or saturated fat but I do know that when I have something with palm oil or palm kernal oil in it I get excrutiating pain in my stomach for atleast 6hours for me these oils are just like eating poison and there is an awful lot of products that have these oils in them even so called healthy foods

Anonymous

03/11/2013 - 11:32pm

if a product has either palm kernel oil or palm oil in it might it have a coconut flavor?

Anonymous

04/05/2013 - 1:11pm

Canola oil is NOT a "franken-food". Canola was developed from rapeseed by conventional plant-breeding techniques. No gene-splicing or importing genes from other species whatsoever.

The only real problem with canola oil is that it is processed for clarity and shelf-life, which removes many of the beneficial polyphenols. Buy cold-pressed, non-clarified oil, if you can find it.

brebis

Anonymous

06/29/2013 - 11:11am

which pigment is present in palm kernel?

Anonymous

07/01/2013 - 4:31pm

Has anyone seen the destruction of the rainforests in Malaysia for the increased demand in the production of palm oil...in particular the habitats of the orang utans? Orang Utans are on the brink of extinction because of westerners using palm oil

Anonymous

07/02/2013 - 7:14am

I do not use any palm derivitive in my soap products because of the destruction of orangutan habitat. 3 football fields per hour destryed to plant palm plantations! I use babassu and other hard oils to compensate

Anonymous

08/14/2013 - 9:34pm

I do not use any palm derivitive in my soap products because of the destruction of orangutan habitat. 3 football fields per hour destryed to plant palm plantations! I use babassu and other hard oils to compensate

Anonymous

08/14/2013 - 9:36pm

Don't buy palm oil because the orangutan is almost extinct due to Indonesia selling its rainforest to palm oil farming. Only buy palm oils that has the Rainforest Alliance or other sustainable certification. Orangutans are beautiful, amazing creatures. Just google all of the orphans who have lost their families due to deforestation. They are little "people."

Anonymous

10/04/2013 - 12:06am

"Canola oil is NOT a "franken-food". Canola was developed from rapeseed by conventional plant-breeding techniques. No gene-splicing or importing genes from other species whatsoever."

FALSE... Canola/rapeseed is one of the 4 allowed crops in Canada that is GMO, and also why i have completely cut it out of my diet.

Anonymous

10/08/2013 - 12:09am

Wow ... saturated fat increases saturated fat in the blood? Please show me a study that reveals that with low carb intake. Don't blame the saturated fat ... blame the carbs for driving it there. Isn't it all about insulin, really?

Anonymous

10/22/2013 - 11:44am

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