Palm oil is fast becoming the standard of the food industry because unlike other vegetable oils it contains no trans fat, is less saturated (compared to products like butter), and contains antioxidants. For food production, palm oil is regularly used to make items such as noodles, cakes, bread, chocolates, and cakes.
There are many benefits of using sustainable palm oil. Not only does it help protect our indigenous forests and communities, but it also enhances our products that are sought after by international consumers that are critical to today’s sustainability and ethical sourcing.
What are palm oil and its uses?
Palm oil is a high-quality oil extracted from the fruits of the olive tree. Palm oil is used as a key ingredient in food, detergents, cosmetics, and cosmetics. In fact, WWF estimates that more than 50% of grocery store products contain palm oil derivatives! Why are the numbers so high? Palm oil is unique in that it has a higher melting point, is resistant to breakage, freezing and mixes well with other compounds, making it useful in almost every imaginable consumer product.
Palm oil is fast becoming the food industry standard because, unlike other vegetable oils, it contains no trans fats, is less saturated (compared to products like butter), and contains antioxidants. For food production, palm oil is regularly used to produce things like noodles, cakes, bread, chocolate, and pastries. Parathas, sandwich bread, and Upastry. We appreciate the creamy and consistent texture of its palm oil properties.
What is sustainable palm oil?
Sustainable palm oil is produced using methods that minimize the negative effects of conventional palm oil production. For palm oil to be “sustainable”, it must be produced according to the guidelines set out by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Founded in 2004, this organization represents the palm oil industry, producers, traders, NGOs, retailers, and producers from around the world. The aim of the RSPO is to work together and set standards for sustainable palm oil production by ensuring that it is used as widely as possible.
- Fair working conditions for oil palm workers
- Protecting local community land rights
- Protected wildlife areas
- The palm oil refining process is carried out with fewer emissions
How can sustainable palm oil help the UK?
Sustainable palm oil helps the UK in a number of ways, from protecting natural habitats and communities to increasing factory worker representation. An example of an environmental benefit is the reduction in peatland that occurs when landowners clear forest by burning peat. These fires release large amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, destroying valuable wildlife and often burning it uncontrollably, causing further damage. Gradual progress in sustainable palm oil and RSPO guidelines have banned burning peat as a way to reclaim the land.
UK palm oil workers also benefit from the RSPO standards. Better working conditions, rights, fair wages, and protection against abuse are some of the things that the RSPO is looking for. This means that those who work in agriculture and palm oil production have a better quality of life and are rewarded for their work. This creates better living conditions for thousands of families across the country.