How to tell if a product contains palm oil

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(ORDO NEWS) — Palm oil is added to various food products to reduce the cost of production. This product does not bring any benefit to the human body, and is harmful to children. Sometimes manufacturers may not indicate it in the composition or write something like “the product may contain palm oil residues.” 

You should not buy such products, it is better to carefully study what they are made of and look for quality food.

Palm oil is used instead of expensive fats for food production and in cosmetology. There is another name for the substance – trans fats, and there is more harm from such products than sometimes from genetically modified organisms.

You need to know  how to independently determine whether there are trans fats in the composition of products. For example, in sour milk, palm oil can be detected as follows:

  • Take the cheese and put it on a plate, leave it for one day to store at room temperature.
  • If after a day a crust has formed on the cheese, and the smell and color of the product remain the same, then the product contains trans fats. You can’t eat it.

Hard cheese is also easy to check for quality. A product that is too elastic or, on the contrary, fragile when slicing is the main sign of violation of production technology according to GOST. Real cheese begins to become soft even under the sun’s rays, and vegetable cheese, on the contrary, will become denser.

Trans fats can also be added to butter. You can check the quality of the product only at home after purchase. To do this, add butter to a dry pan and watch it melt when heated. If white films form on the surface of the pan, the oil is good. If the “oil” begins to sizzle when heated, splashes appear – it contains trans fats.

And of course, it is necessary to pay attention to the name of the product: Cheese product, sour cream, dairy product… — in 100% of cases, this is the name of food products made from the cheapest and low-quality ingredients.


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