|A Sustainable, Wildcrafted Palm Oil
This flavorful, extra virgin red palm oil has been used for centuries as a culinary, medicinal, and cosmetic favorite. It comes from the fruits of wild, forest-grown tenera palm trees, which are harvested sustainably and hand-pressed using traditional methods in small villages of Brazil. This luscious red oil has not been refined in any way and as a result contains all of its important phyto-nutrients. It is a fabulous source of carotenoids, vitamin E, and healthy fatty acids. Fair trade practices ensure the economic sustainability of the villagers.
As researched and reported by Dr. Bruce Fife in The Palm Oil Miracle
, palm oil is a wonderful addition to our modern diet, is stable at higher temperature cooking, and even makes a great moisturizer for your skin. The abundant antioxidants in palm oil aid in quenching harmful free radicals, and the oil supports a healthy metabolism and weight loss.
Potential Benefits Include:
- Contains natural antioxidants that act as scavengers to mop up oxygen free radicals and are believed to play an important preventative role in cellular aging, arteriosclerosis, and cancer
- Promotes weight loss and boosts metabolism
- May help lower blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels
- Excellent stability at high temperatures
- Suitable for gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and non-dairy diets
Enjoy red palm oil in your kitchen for baking and celebrate the return of another native food to our modern diet!
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Q. How do I use red palm oil in my diet?
A. This traditional fat has been used for centuries by indigenous cultures for culinary, cosmetic, and medicinal uses. The unique health benefits of red palm oil retain their potency whether used as a cooking oil, or applied topically, or even as a healing salve. We have learned to enjoy this oil in traditional recipes gathered from all over the world. It can be used in the place of any other oil you may currently use for you daily cooking needs such as frying, sautéing, baking, or as a spread or dressing. One of the exciting attributes of this healthy oils is that the potent phytonutrients they contain remain intact even when heated to extremely high temperatures.
We encourage you to experiment with red palm oil in your kitchen and discover its wonderful flavor and versatility. This oil is suitable for vegan, vegetarian, and non-dairy diets.
Refrigeration is not required.
Q. How is Jungle Red Palm Oil made?
A. Strict quality control standards are used to ensure that only the purest oils are used in these products, and also that the very least amount of processing is used to extract the oil in order to maintain the integrity of the raw material.
The palm fruit is carefully inspected by hand and is picked by hand for only the best quality. Once picked, the palm fruit is left for 36 hours to soften. Then the fruits are plucked, washed, and steamed for only a few minutes to soften the pulp. It is then poured into a large mortar or frapper and pounded until the flesh separates from the nut. The nut is then set aside to dry. At this time, the oil of the palm fruit begins to appear. To remove any excess water, the red oil is heated slightly and then sits for 24 hours to allow for all impurities to be removed and sink to the bottom of the tank. To ensure that no additional impurities are intact, the red oil is filtered through the traditional gravity system.
Q. Is Jungle Red Palm Oil sustainably sourced?
A. A growing global market for healthy traditional fats such as red palm oil has raised concerns about the local populations and tropical habitats in which they are produced. Aware of these concerns, this Jungle Red Palm Oil has been carefully sourced from organic palms in Brazil. This exclusive oil remains in its natural state, having been made in small batches by hand. The process of extraction is done locally in a traditional manner, with no chemical solvents ever used in production. This oil is also packaged in a recyclable container that is printed with the most responsible options available.
Jungle Red Palm Oil is RSPO certified. The principal objective of RSPO is "to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil through co-operation within the supply chain and open dialogue between its stakeholders". Jungle Products Red Palm Oil holds an additional IBD certification which focuses on both sustainable and social production processes. We are extremely proud of our source for red palm oil.
Q. Are Orangutans protected in the making of this oil?
A. Certain red palm oils from Malaysia & Indonesia can be from irresponsible suppliers that are harming the orangutan habitats. Jungle Red Palm Oil is sourced safely and carefully from Brazil. The RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certification that this product holds, verifies that it is harvested in a manner that protects wildlife as according to the standards of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).