Red palm is highly praised for its high carotene and tocotrienol content. Among its many touted health benefits, it is most well known as a non-hydrogenated palm oil with zero trans-fats. Like hydrogenated oil, red palm oil is thick at room temperature, but unlike its dangerous, man-made counterpart, it will not contribute to cholesterol buildup. This particular organic red palm oil retains its beautiful natural coloring and high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Not only is it certified organic by the USDA, but it is grown and harvested in exchange for a fair wage by Ecuadorean farmers who never utilize deforestation techniques.
No refrigeration is required for red palm oil, but when chilled, it becomes more solid and easier to manage.