I like Peanut Butter & Co Dark Chocolate Dreams... but it also has palm oil... hmmm I thought palm oil was like coconut oil?
It's debatable....It's a saturated fat.
Primal living recommends Red Palm oil, and talks about the difference in Palm oils here:
Palm Oil Nutrition | Mark's Daily Apple
On a side note, there is a sad comment at the bottom of the above article about where Palm oil comes from and the impact it is having on the environment.
"I noticed some people commenting on the relationship between palm oil and orangutan habitat, so I’d lke to clarify. Please keep in mind that 90% of the global supply comes from Indonesia and Malaysia.
The palm oil industry is guilty of the most heinous ecological atrocities imaginable, including the systematic genocide of orangutans.
The forests of Borneo and Sumatra are the only place where these gentle, intelligent creatures live, and the cultivation of palm oil has directly led to the brutal deaths of thousands of individuals as the industry has expanded into previously undisturbed areas of rainforest.
When the forest is cleared, adult orangutans are typically shot on sight. These peaceful, sentient beings are beaten, burned, mutilated, tortured and often eaten. Babies are torn off their dying mothers so they can be sold on the black market as illegal pets to wealthy families who see them as status symbols of their own power and prestige. I’m not writing this to shock anyone. It has been documented time and again.
Some of the luckier orangutans are confiscated and brought to sanctuaries such as the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue Center, which is home to around 650 orphaned and displaced orangutans in Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). Many of these orangutans are only several weeks old when they arrive, and all of them are psychologically traumatized and desperate for their mothers– who were slaughtered right before their eyes.
To learn more about the crisis facing wild orangutans because of palm oil and see how YOU can help protect them, please visit the Orangutan Outreach website: http://redapes.org
Thank you for your time!
Director, Orangutan Outreach
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