Know the Dark Truth of Palm Oil and Get Its Alternatives

If you look at the current statistics of the Palm oil, then you will find that Palmolive Oil is the most widely cultivated and used. But when it comes to the efficiency and beneficial qualities of the Oil, then it is one of the last position holders.

Currently, palm oil is the edible oil which is the most widely used in the world. It is contained in the regularly used items like food products, shampoos and other cosmetics, household items, and lot more. It might seem like an innocent oil to you, right? But believe me, it is not!

I am here to unleash the darkest secrets of Palmolive Oil and would also mention to you about the best replacements for the same.

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  • Coconut Oil

The coconut oil is manufactured from the white portion of the coconuts, also termed as meat. This oil constitutes of saturated fat but the fat is useful for improving digestion, enhancing the immunity system, preventing cardio problems, and shedding those extra pounds.

Additionally, note that Coconut Oil is Anti Fungal. Hence, it can be used as a great antioxidant that help to improve your overall health.

  • Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil is the oil that is been extracted from the flesh of the fruit of Avocado. This is amongst my preferred oils not because it is better than the Palm Oils. It is because the Avocado Oils are having a better taste. According to the research of the Avocado Oils, Avocado Oil is having a huge source of proteins and unsaturated fats which greatly helps in the skin healing along with repairing as well.

Palm Oil is only rich in Vitamin E whereas Avocado oil is rich in Vitamin A, D, and E as well. So the Avocado Oil is beneficial for your beautiful hairs and scalp as well. It is also preferred to use Organic Avocado Oil, supporting organic and chemical-free practices.

  • Olive Oil

Olive is a small oval-shaped fruit, densely found in the Mediterranean Basin, from Portugal and Levant. It is not recommended for people to cook with Palm Oil, due to the reason for its hazardous effect on the heart and other related diseases. Palm Oil is rich in polyunsaturated fats so this will resultantly enhance the level of the bad cholesterol and lower the level of the good cholesterol.

To counter this adverse effect, you can use the effective Olive Oil rich in Vitamin E. Additionally, Olive Oil has high antioxidants quantity as well. Virgin Olive Oil that is purely organic is the best oil as compared to the other olive oils. This olive oil is manufactured from the first pressing from the olives.

  • Jojoba Oil

For your details, Jojoba Oil is the liquid wax, manufactured from the extraction of the indigenous American shrub, Simmondsia chinensis. The shrub is mainly found in the wild space of the United States, particularly in the South-western States.

Since time immemorial, Jojoba is being used by the North American tribes for skin and hair care. The whole nuts are also consumed as one of the survival methods at the time of emergencies.

Jojoba Oil is edible with all sorts of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. Due to this reason, you will get a dense appearance of the oil. There are many refined Jojoba Oil being made available in the market so that when you are looking for an alternative of Palm Oil, make sure that you choose the correct grade of refinement for the Jojoba Oil.

Jojoba Oil is able to withstand high temperatures generated while cooking as well. So the major question that still remains is whether Jojoba Oil is fine for cooking or not? The answer to your query is Yes!

  • Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed is a kind of cooking oil that was included in the controversy for some time before. According to the preliminary research done with grapeseed oil, it is said to contain oils constituting the compounds having anti-cancer properties.

Because grapeseed oil has a higher smoke point, it serves as a great constituent for cooking. Additionally, it has a mild flavor. So when you don’t want a strong scent in your dish, you can try for the grapeseed oil.

Go in excess but let moderation be your guide! So when you feel that you are taking too much of PUFA, then remember the above-mentioned tip for moderation!

  • Flaxseed Oil

Containing Omega-3 fats for your healthy diet, Flaxseed Oil is the best heart-healthy component. However, it would be dangerous to cook with Flaxseed Oil. Instead, it can be used in a salad dressing.

One of the well-known salad dressing made with Flaxseed Oil is mentioned below.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered mustard
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons flaxseed oil blend
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Roughly chopped of 1 large clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Method

Combine vinegar, chives, basil, oregano, mustard, parsley, and garlic and blend until they become smooth. Gradually add Flaxseed Oil in a fine stream and blend them together until they are becoming slightly creamy. Season them all with slight amounts of cayenne, pepper and salt.

  • Nutritional Info

Serving size: 2 Tablespoons, 100 calories, 10 gm of total fat, 1 gm saturated fat, 300 mg of sodium, 1 gm of carbohydrates.

  • Peanut Oil

Peanut Oil is a must if you want to maintain your heart health. This is because the peanut oil contains Resveratrol, which is a heart-friendly antioxidant that has been successfully linked to the lowering of heart strokes and other cardiovascular diseases.

Another advantage of peanut oil is that it is much cheaper than olive oil. However, the qualities remain the same. Peanut Oil is having a high smoke point which makes it best when you are looking for deep-frying and roasting along with sautéing purpose. While most of the other oils change their molecular properties and oxidize themselves, this is not the case with peanut oil.

Additionally, Peanut Oil has a neutral taste and a mild odor so if you want a strong flavor in your cuisine, then Peanut Oil is a very good option.

Wrapping Up

Now when the cat is out of your bag, you have unleashed some of the crucial facts about Palmolive Oil, I personally would encourage you to make the best use of these alternatives. And if you still prefer the use of Palm Oil, make sure that you are using a sustainable kind of source.

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A true environmentalist by heart ❤️. Founded Conserve Energy Future with the sole motto of providing helpful information related to our rapidly depleting environment. Unless you strongly believe in Elon Musk‘s idea of making Mars as another habitable planet, do remember that there really is no 'Planet B' in this whole universe.