It's used in India in biscuits, chocolates and in all possible items, because it's cheap.
It has dangerous palmitic acid ,which is fatal for heart.
This is main reason for increasing heart attacks at all ages.
Our food and nutrition deptt, should have sudden raids and take samples to save India future. It's great conspiracy . more
Moreover, the fact that the oil used in food items is also mentioned in the respective wrappers under ingredients used. Incidentally, palm oil is consumed by our people since decades, which is the main source to fill up the gap between demand and supply of edible oil being produced in the country. It is surprising that such a vital negative information about this edible item could be hidden from attention of the government for decades. more
Now, the packaged foods carry with viz:
Folic acid etc. etc.
the packing should carry the main base product percentage
what preservatives used with percentage
many other information required to the public.
The thickness of palm oil is very viscose and this product was recommended for all preparations by government and by Doctor's as well three decades ago. This was the time Government signed contract for imports of lacs of tone of palm oil from Indonesia. All doctors were not allowing public usage of coconut oil claiming that oil contains for fat, which causes heart problems.
Where as now all Laboratories, including the international research laboratories or research institutes confirms and recommends only useage of COCONUT OIL. more