Virgin Organic Sustainable Palm fruit oil, Elaeis guineensis, is unrefined and also known as Red Palm Oil. It has a vivid red-orange color that comes from its high content of carotenes, which include beta-carotene and lycopene. These powerhouse antioxidant nutrients are the same ones that give tomatoes and carrots and other fruits and vegetables their rich red and orange colors.
The beta-carotene content of virgin palm oil is 15 times more than that found in carrots. Rich in Vitamins A, C, and E, virgin palm oil is an excellent moisturizer, great for skin nutrition and protection and helps maintain a healthy complexion.
The nutrients in virgin palm oil can help minimize the signs of aging, soothe and heal acne, relieve psoriasis and eczema, and fight fine lines and wrinkles.
In hair care, virgin palm oil conditioner is great for dry hair and may help with hair loss.
Virgin, unrefined, organic palm oil has not gone through a refining, bleaching, or deodorization process and retains its natural color, characteristic scent, and nutritional benefits.
Certified sustainable by RSPO (The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) and Palm Done Right
Our USDA organic palm oil variety carries RSPO Certification, otherwise known as Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, guaranteeing the sustainability and traceability of the palm oil production throughout the supply chain.
It has RSPO-IP (Identity Preserved) certification which is one of four certification levels offered by the RSPO and carries the highest and strongest level of sustainable guarantee with traceability of each lot of palm oil back to the field of origin. With Identify Preserved sustainable palm oil, the entire batch of palm oil is from a single identifiable certified source and kept separate from all non-certified batches.
Palm Done Right presents the first fully integrated, 100% organic supply chain in the palm oil industry. Palm Done Right requires a fair labor certification, organic certification, Non-GMO Project Verification, and has the highest level of certification — Identity Preserved — offered by the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
Sustainable certification provides consumers confidence in their purchasing decisions and use of palm oil with respect to the environment and society.
As the global demand for palm oil continues to increase, we believe that if both manufacturers and consumers demand Certified Sustainable palm oil, producers will grow Certified Sustainable palm oil. That is the only way to really protect our rainforests.
If there is no demand for sustainable palm oil, growers will continue their cheaper unsustainable practices, because no one is paying them for a sustainable product. (If you build it, they will come!)
Please read our blog, "Will A Palm Oil Boycott Really Help?"