Why it is Keto friendly?
Palm Oil is one of the most popular cooking oil as it has an inexpensive price and has a high smoke point of 450°F (232°C) and remains stable under high heat.
Palm Oil is 100% fat. For Keto diet, it is healthy and high fat source as its main fat comes from saturated fatty acids (50%) and monounsaturated fatty acids (40%). It is also rich in vitamin E, cCoQ10 and red palm oil contains antioxidants called carotenoids. (1)
However, a big topic is controversial as the increasing demand for palm oil leads to tropical forest destruction to plant palm trees, which threaten the environment and wildlife.
Keto dieters can grab the benefits from palm oil and contribute to protecting the environment by purchasing ethical, sustainable,(The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) RSPO-certified brands.(2)
- 0 grams of carbohydrates
- 130 calories per serving size.
- 14 grams of fat
- 0g protein and fiber
- 0 grams of sugar
- 0 milligrams of sodium and cholesterol
- Ingredients: Unrefined red palm fruit oil
- Other information: USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO, Cold-Filtered, Unrefined, Fair Trade Ecuadorian Red Palm Oil