Is it ok to eat palm oil products?

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  • Is it ok to eat palm oil products?


Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 22:48
I'm not sure where you learned about Palm Oil, but the only way that an animal will be hurt is due to habitat loss. Palm oil is made from a plant, so there are no animal products in it.
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 00:38
Any refined oil (palm, canola, peanut, corn, olive, coconut or otherwise) is ultra-processed with heat, chemicals, bleaches, dyes, masking agents, etc., destroying all natural balance, nutrients and antioxidants within the food product - and these oils are very destructive towards long-term health since all that is left is oxidized/denatured, unnatural fats, pesticides, and hexane solvents. Only use/consume authentic cold-pressed/raw virgin oils such as coconut, olive, etc. (it will say so on the label, but watch out for counterfeit oils in the olive oil industry).
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 00:48
The production and use of palm oil is an environmental issue, not an animal welfare one.
Answer #4 | 23/12 2013 08:15
It depends on your personal ethics. Personally, I try to avoid palm oil, I won't freak out if I accidentally consume it, but I don't want to contribute to palm oil, because animals' habitats have to be displaced to make palm oil plantations. So it may be vegan, but in my eyes, it's not very ethical. If you want to use palm oil, try to see if it has a "sustainable" label, or something like that. If you eat it, I won't do anything to stop you. I can give you reasons I try to avoid it, but ultimately, to eat or not to eat, this is a decision between you and yourself.
Answer #5 | 23/12 2013 08:22
I would never eat it because deforestation is a huge issue and that is the likely source of palm oil.

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