Oil, palm

Fun Facts

  1. The most popular name palm oil is hidden under is ‘vegetable oil’. Almost all Asian products or products made in Asia that contain vegetable oil, will have palm oil in them.
  2. Most pre-packaged snack foods made by well known, large corporate-giants contain palm oil.
  3. If a product’s saturated fat content is over 40% of it’s total fat content, it will almost always have palm oil in it.
  4. Ingredients with the word ‘palm’ in them are palm oil or are sourced/derived from the oil palm fruit (as shown in the ingredient list below).
  5. Nearly all home-brand/no-name pasties and confectionery will contain palm oil (donuts, muffins, cakes, chocolate, lollies etc).
  6. If you are not sure whether a product contains palm oil, either type the product name into google along with ‘palm oil’ and see the search results, or call the company and ask if they use palm oil.

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