Daabon’s journey to sustainable palm oil is proving that this ingredient has many health benefits.
Palm oil has gotten a bad sustainability rep lately, but most people don’t know all the facts. When cultivated with an eye to environment and farmers who grow it, it’s a smart ingredient that has several benefits.
What is palm oil?
Palm oil is derived from the fruit of oil palms, most commonly found in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. If you look in your pantry, you’ll find products containing the ingredient. It’s great for baking and frying, and thanks to its neutral taste and smell, it can be used in many products – from nut butters to spreads, baked goods, chocolate and more. It gives baked goods,nut butters and shortenings their desirable texture and shelf stability.
Palm oil packs a positive health punch. Healthy fats are all the rage and palm is amount the best of ‘em. Palm oil contains around 50 percent healthy unsaturated fatty acids, along with a number of vitamins and nutrients that support everything from eye to heart to brain health.
What are some benefits of palm oil?
- Improves skin and hair health
- Reduces Cholesterol Levels
- Enhances Vitamin A Status
- Supports heat and brain health
- Helps manage oxidative Stress
Only purchase from companies sourcing the ingredients consciously. Demand transparency! Companies that can tell you where their ingredients come from, right down to the name of the farmer, should ease your concerns around sustainability.
Daabon has been ranked number one worldwide in sustainable palm. They are reshaping the perception of this controversial ingredient and encouraging much needed transparency.
Lucky of us, responsible suppliers and nonprofit organizations alike are working toward sourcing sustainable palm that’s better for the environment and farming communities worldwide.
The path to sustainability isn’t always easy, but it is definitely possible.
This post was created in paid partnership with New Hope Network and Daabon.
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