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Organic Palm Fruit Oil?

by (1103)
Updated about 11 hours ago
Created January 20, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Is organic palm fruit oil paleo?

A Paleo friend of mine turned me onto Justin's all-natural classic almond butter. http://www.justinsnutbutter.com/products.php

It comes in these cute little single serving size portable squeese packets. I normally eat one of the single serving size packet with an apple as my afternoon snack at work.

I just read the ingredients: dry roasted almonds, organic palm fruit oil. It tastes so good but now I'm worried that maybe palm fruit oil isn't paleo...???

anyone know?

if so, any other suggestions for a great PORTABLE snack or almond butter?

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17103 · May 06, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Yup, I recently bought some of the Swanson and it's very very good stuff. Though it's hard to get out of the bottle as it's not yet warm enough here to make it go liquid which defeats the squeeze bottle it comes in. You'll need a long, but narrow spoon - or a flat knife.

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1103 · January 23, 2011 at 3:05 AM

very cool! Thank you for posting this!

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18701 · January 20, 2011 at 9:30 PM

Love the little packets too! I only eat them once a week or so, but they are super handy and cute.

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1103 · January 20, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Thank you, I appreciate you finding and posting this!

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1103 · January 20, 2011 at 8:24 PM

@TheSethAffect - no evaporated cane sugar in the plain almond butter and that's what I eat. You're looking at the Chocolate Almond Butter.

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12174 · January 20, 2011 at 8:19 PM

I love the classic packets that are nuts and oil only! Great for travel and portion control. Hope there doesn't turn out to be a reason to avoid them altogether. :) Thanks for asking.

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307 · January 20, 2011 at 7:34 PM

You should probably be more worried about the evaporated cane sugar honestly.

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45 · January 20, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Mark Sisson did a post on palm oil: link text

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1103 · January 20, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Thank you, I appreciate you finding and posting this!

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777 · January 23, 2011 at 1:26 AM

well i think the paleo-ness of the palm fruit oil is determined by how much it is processed. it's definitely better than any other sort of vegetable oils. for cooking/ eating i buy http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/red_palm_oil.htm it definitely has a unique flavor, but it's delicious. wait for a coupon code of some sort too. tropical traditions always has great deals

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1103 · January 23, 2011 at 3:05 AM

very cool! Thank you for posting this!

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0 · December 21, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Seems to be a confusion in lumping all palm oils together - palm fruit oil apparently very different than palm kernel oil. I eat the Justin's almond butter packs almost daily.

http://www.newmansownorganics.com/palmoil.html http://www.livestrong.com/article/329287-nutrition-facts-for-palm-fruit-oil/ http://onceagainnutbutter.com/Palm_Fruit_Oil.html

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6229 · May 06, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Swanson now makes an Extra Virgin Red Palm Oil Organic:

http://www.swansonvitamins.com/SWF103/ItemDetail

Wilderness Family Naturals makes a palm oil (not palm kernel): http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/food-oils-natural-red-palm-oil.php

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17103 · May 06, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Yup, I recently bought some of the Swanson and it's very very good stuff. Though it's hard to get out of the bottle as it's not yet warm enough here to make it go liquid which defeats the squeeze bottle it comes in. You'll need a long, but narrow spoon - or a flat knife.

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