Piping Rock, Red Palm Oil Extra Virgin
473ml, Made in USA
What is Red Palm Oil?
Red palm oil is considered a tropical oil that is liquid to semi-solid at warm or room
temperatures, and solid at cooler temperatures. Like other tropical oils, it is rich in
saturated fats, and includes some monounsaturated fats. The oil is naturally
orange-red in color, due to the high presence of beta-carotenes (the same
compounds found in yellow, orange and red vegetables).
Red palm oil is resistant to rancidity, thanks in part to its saturated fat content and
its high antioxidant content. Its melting point is roughly 24°C or 75°F. Its smoke
point is reported to be anywhere from 150°C or 300°F, to 235°C or 450°F.
Red Palm Oil Nutrition
When unrefined, or minimally refined, it contains the highest amounts of vitamins A
and E of any plant-based oil. In fact, red palm oil is known to be the only oil that
has a perfect balance of both tocopherols and tocotrienols, which together
compose the many unique forms of vitamin E. Red palm oil is also considered the
richest source of beta-carotene in nature, with sources citing that it contains
anywhere from 13 - 30 times more vitamin A-producing carotenes than carrots.
Overall, red palm oil is a source of, or rich in:
Benfits of Red Palm Oil
Red palm oil has been shown to protect against heart disease. It can remove plaque
build-up in arteries and, therefore, reverse the process of plaque and prevent blockages.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has funded studies that show that alpha
tocotrienol, the natural form of vitamin E found in high levels in red palm oil, protects
your brain’s nerve cells. This protection can help reduce the effects of a stroke by 50%.
Rich in antioxidants and full of anti-inflammatory properties, red palm oil has been shown
in studies to protect against various other health issues such as Alzheimer’s disease,
arthritis, asthma, cataracts, dementia, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, liver
disease, macular degeneration and osteoporosis.
Consuming red palm oil can naturally protect your skin against harmful UV rays, which
can slow down the premature aging processes.
Modern oils and fats such as vegetable oils and margarine don’t break down readily for
as energy, and they’re eventually stored as fat. On the other hand, red palm oil ignites
your metabolism by going straight to your liver. A faster metabolism means that you’ll
burn calories faster, helping you shed extra weight.
Serving Size: 1 Tbsp (14 g)
Servings Per Container: 33
Extra Virgin Red Palm Oil.
As a dietary supplement, use one tablespoon (14 grams) for
cooking or as a spread.
Last Updated @ 11/26/2019 9:23:49 PM