Where is palm oil hiding?

It’s clear that finding our whether products contain palm oil might actually not be that clear!

According to the WWF site, palm oil can appear under many names:

  • Vegetable Oil
  • Vegetable Fat
  • Palm Kernel
  • Palm Kernel Oil
  • Palm Fruit Oil
  • Palmate
  • Palmitate
  • Palmolein
  • Glyceryl
  • Stearate
  • Stearic Acid
  • Elaeis Guineensis
  • Palmitic Acid
  • Palm Stearine
  • Palmitoyl Oxostearamide
  • Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Sodium Kernelate
  • Sodium Palm Kernelate
  • Sodium Lauryl Lactylate/Sulphate
  • Hyrated Palm Glycerides
  • Etyl Palmitate
  • Octyl Palmitate
  • Palmityl Alcohol

This enormous list from Palm Oil Investigations is intimidating, but it is A-Z for easy reference and they provide a fold up wallet-sized list of alternative names for palm oil. Download it here.

Time for an audit!

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