tropical oil


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tropical oil

Nutrition
Any of a family of cooking oils obtained from palm and coconut trees, which differ from other vegetable oils in that, like animal fats, they have a high content of saturated fat, and thus are thought to have significant atherogenic potential.

tropical oil

Nutrition A cooking oil from palm and coconut trees, which differs from other vegetable oils in that, like animal fats, it is high in saturated fatty acids, and thus may have atherogenic potential. See Cis fatty acids, Fish oil, Olive oil, Transfatty acids.
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The primary policy issue concerning tropical oil crops is managing complex economic-environmental trade-offs.
The Hamburg investment complements Cargill's ongoing expansions of its tropical oil refineries.
Remarks made by a Kellogg vice president and Sokolof on USA Today placed Sokolof at the center of the tropical oil controversy:
Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) and Wilmar International Limited (SGX: WIL) today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding, indicating their intent to work together in a strategic partnership in global fertilizer purchasing and distribution, global ocean freight operations, and tropical oils refining in Europe.
This product also contains fractionated palm kernel oil, which is highly processed tropical oil that isn't much better for your customers than hydrogenated oils.
All in all, this 5-year project stands out as the longest follow-up to date of a tropical oil spill.
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Juan Luciano announced that the companies had signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in purchasing and distribution opportunities in the global fertilizer business; the utilization and management of ocean freight assets; and the optimization of their tropical oil refining operations in Europe.
Malaysian palm oil futures inched up on Tuesday, recovering from a four-month low hit in the previous session, as a weaker ringgit, which makes the tropical oil cheaper for foreign buyers and aids demand, lent support.
Often, this tropical oil is further processed ("fractionated") to remove the liquid portion, leaving behind even more saturated solids.
So though your crackers may soon be free of tropical oil, don't forget that the cheese you put on them is the real fat-and-cholesterol jackpot.
Public Voice also supports the Tropical Oil Labeling Act, which has a similar goal.
Weakness in the ringgit against the dollar also helped palm oil as it makes the tropical oil cheaper for foreign buyers.

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