As consumers begin to search labels and avoid foods containing unhealthful hydrogenated trans fats, food manufactures are looking for suitable replacement oils. Since some palm oil is naturally semisolid at room temperature, manufacturers are using it as a replacement for trans fats in processed foods. This allows the foods to be labeled as having “no trans fats”, making them more attractive to savvy consumers.
But is palm oil a healthful alternative to trans fats? The answer is a resounding YES! Read more here.