Palm oil is used because of its unique technical and sensory qualities. It is often criticised for its high saturated fat content compared to other vegetable oils. However, when consumed as part of a balanced diet, palm oil is not harmful to human health.
As stipulated by official health authorities, it is important to monitor your total saturated fat intake.
Palm oil has also enabled the food industry to significantly reduce trans fatty acids in foods, which are recognised as being the unhealthiest fat type.