Red Palm Oil, Natural, 17.2 oz. jar
Natural Palm Oil is a Traditional Food:
Where does Natural Palm Oil come from?
How is Natural Red Palm Oil different from other
Our Natural Red Palm Oil has been allowed to cool to room temperature. This causes the stearic acid to solidify and fall to the bottom of the vat. When the top liquid faction is then decanted, the fatty acid profile is higher in fat soluble vitamins and lower in saturated fats (which have solidified and dropped out). This yields fatty acids similar to olive oil with a very rich red-orange color, much deeper in hue than standard crude red palm oils. Most of the red palm oils that are available in America are not like Wilderness Family Naturals' Natural Red Palm Oil. Instead they are crude palm oils that contain lower levels of carotenoids, tocopherols and tocotrienols and higher percentages of stearic acid, (an 18 carbon chain saturated fat).
Another way that Wilderness Family Naturals' Natural Red Palm Oil is different from crude palm oil is in taste. In our Natural Red Palm Oil the free fatty acids have been removed. By doing this, the taste of the palm oil becomes very mild and its shelf life is greatly extended.
Wilderness Family Naturals' Natural Red Palm Oil is rich in natural carotenoids (vitamin A), is a good source of tocopherols (natural vitamin E) and contains tocotrienols. It contains about 50% naturally occurring saturated fats and 50% unsaturated fats. The fats in Natural Red Palm Oil are not synthetically hydrogenated or altered in any way. The main fatty acid found in Natural Red Palm is oleic acid, which is the main type of fat in olive oil. Natural Red Palm Oil is a vegetable oil and therefore does not contain any cholesterol, which is only found in animal or dairy products.
Fatty Acid Breakdown
Tocotrienols, Tocopherols and Carotenoids. For the most recent breakdown Click Here.
Natural Red Palm oil is a liquid at room temperature, and has a rich bright red color. When solid, it is a lighter orange-red color. This rich red color is due to the high content of natural carotenoids. The carotene content is above 500 mg/kg! These carotenoids are mainly beta carotene (275mg/kg) and alpha carotene (175 mg/kg). Natural carotenes are also found in other orange foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and pumpkins. Tocopherols and tocotrienols are related fat soluble antioxidants in the vitamin E family.
What are Tocotrienols?
Alpha Tocotrienol is 40-60 times more potent than normal tocopherols making it an important fat-soluble antioxidant. The palm oil based Tocotrienol complex contains all 4 Tocotrienol isomers D-Alpha-Tocopherol, D-Alpha-Tocotrienol, D-Gamma-Tocotrienol and D-Delta-Tocotrienol. While most natural vitamin E sources contain primarily tocopherols, Natural Red Palm oil, by contrast, contains mostly Tocotrienols and only 15% of the daily value of natural tocopherols.
Palm oil vs. Palm Kernel Oil
Roxana's Vegetable Sauté
Lightly sauté garlic and onions together in natural palm oil. Add red pepper, carrot and red cabbage and cover. Continue to lightly simmer until desired tenderness. Top with fresh bean sprouts and nuts or seeds, if desired.
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