on June 26, 2012
at 02:08 PM
You can get high quality palm shortening (certified organic, non-hydrogenated). It is flavorless and scentless -- unlike unrefined palm oil -- and can therefore be used for more types of cooking.
I don't like palm oil's flavor. So palm shortening is very appealing.
on August 02, 2017
at 08:10 PM
I'm actually doing my Girl Scout Gold Award project on the devistation palm oil plantations cause... I've even seen it first hand. I visited Costa Rica with the Girl Scouts and the plantaions spread for miles and miles... it doesn't just effect orangutans, it effects tigers, monkeys, and so many other animals.
on November 02, 2012
at 05:48 PM
Palm Oil plantations are leading to huge destruction of virgin rainforests, eg. in Indonesia, where the orangutan is severely threatened due to loss of habitat - precisely these rainforests! Please replace palm oil products wherever you can!
on March 19, 2012
at 07:36 PM
You can substitute ... palm oil. Just make sure it's unrefined and absolutely sure it's not hydrogenated. Avoid the shortening, stick with the oil.
If you must replace it, coconut oil should work in place of palm oil, depending on what you are making.
Checkout this Mark's Daily Apple post for more info.
... also, search PH, too -- this has been brought up before.
on April 12, 2014
at 08:30 PM
Please dont give us that orangutan rainforest propaganda. Its a propaganda launched by the the West and they seed oil industries like the soybean industry. You should see what the soybean plantations did in Brazil, species that havent been even documented yet whipped out and native tribes just pushed off their land where they lived for thousand of years buldozzed off. Maleysia still has over 50% of land a rainforest, only "problem" would be some small % of oil coming from the western part of Indonesia.
I really dont understand why everybody is so against it, its never over 10% pufa, like olive oil but its not talked about, are there quality issues since more than 90% is coming from two third wors countries Maleysia and Indonesia. Why would you want to replace it?
on April 12, 2014
at 05:18 PM
i don't want to use palm products because of the devistation it causes to the rainforests so I need a replacement in cooking since a lot of paleo recipes call for it which in my opinion defeats the purpose of trying to be better and healthier. If this is going to help distroy the rainforestes I might as well just go back to eating they way I was.
on May 09, 2013
at 08:22 PM
well.. im only 11 and in school we r doing a forest fest... we r learning about this topic... plz plz plz ppl dont use palm oil! and plz plz plz recycle
on February 24, 2013
at 05:43 PM
PALM OIL SHORTENING IS KILLING ORANGUTANS. http://youtu.be/wkyEGoMLf_M PLEASE USE COCONUT OIL AND SHORTENING. PALM OIL IS A TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE PRODUCT.
on November 06, 2012
at 03:17 AM
Vegan butter Olive oil Coconut Oil
Anything that won't hurt Animals, such as milk=baby become veal, mother will be slaughtered when 'useless' eggs=male chicks are suffocated or baked alive meat=they go through confinement and abuse before being brutally murdered