Palm oil is often judged solely on the basis of its saturated fatty acid content, while its numerous health benefits are overlooked.
Crude palm oil and crude palm kernel oil are high in saturated fatty acids, about 50% and 80%, respectively.
Soybean oil is certainly better than palm oil, and palm oil is certainly better than partially hydrogenated soybean oil.
Palm oil is the largest natural source of tocotrienol, part of the vitamin E family. Palm oil is also high in vitamin K and dietary magnesium.
Although retailers are under no legal obligation to source sustainable palm oil, many have made voluntary commitments to do so as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy.
|English and latin names for palm oil||Likely to be palm oil|
|Palm oil kernel||Vegetable oil (if the product contains saturated fats, it’s most likely palm oil)|
|Palmitate / palmate||Ingredient lists containing “stearate, stearyl”|
|Elaeis gunieensis||Ingredient lists containing the words “cetyl, cetearyl”|
|Hydrated palm gylcerides hexadecanoic||Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), sodium laureth sulphate, sodium dodecyl sulphate, (SDS or NaDS) sodium|
|Palmitic acid||Calcium stearoyl lactylate steareth -2, steareth -20 emulsifier 422, 430-36, 465-67, 470-8, 481-483|
Your food manufacturing plant, import-export company and warehouses, must have or obtain an FDA Registration Number.
- Contact ITB HOLDINGS LLC
- Provide full company name, complete physical address
- Indicate name, telephone and email of your company’s CEO or Manager
- Tell us what you are exporting or importing
- Submit your company’s DUNS Number
Same requirements apply to the foreign manufacturer and exporter.
The U.S. importer must be registered and should have the FDA Registration Number of the manufacturer and the exporter, to file a Prior Notice.
- Nutrition Facts Label
- Supplement Facts Label
- Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP)
The FDA will not confirm a registration, provide a new registration number, or a registration renewal until it verifies the accuracy of your facility’s unique facility identifier (UFI) and that the facility-specific address associated with the UFI is the same address associated with your registration.
FDA recognizes the Data Universal Numbering System, D-U-N-S (DUNS) number, as an acceptable UFI. Keep in mind that obtaining a DUNS Number is free, but takes 30 days, unless you pay a fee to Dun & Bradstreet Inc.