Each oil is selected for their unique qualities in making our products creamy, spreadable and delicious as well as delivering nutritional benefits. Our products contain no trans fats and our oils are never hydrogenated.
Our soybean oil is sourced from US farmers. We include it because it’s a great source of healthy fats – it’s high in unsaturated fat, with a mix of omega-6 (LA) and omega-3 (ALA).
These are essential fats; this means that the body requires them for good health but cannot make them, so they must be included in the diet. Omega-3 (ALA) and omega-6 (LA) contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. ¹
The American Heart Association lists soybean oil as a “better-for-you” fat and recommends it as a good choice to replace saturated fat in the diet. ² Saturated fat is the primary fat in butter.
Palm oil comes from the fleshy red fruit and kernel of palm oil trees. Our products include palm fruit and palm kernel oils blended with other plant-based oils to deliver a smooth, creamy and spreadable texture which practically melts in your mouth.
It’s important to us to source sustainable palm oil. We were a proud member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). In 2019 we are committed to sourcing 100% of our palm oil from physically certified sources and ensuring that the palm oil in our supply chain is traceable. Learn more about our commitment to sustainable palm.
Olive Oil is made by pressing olives, a traditional Mediterranean crop. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fats. Over 70% of the fat in olive oil is monounsaturated fat. It also contains polyunsaturated fats, including the essential fats omega-3 (ALA) and omega-6 (LA).
International health authorities such as the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats. ³
Saturated fat in the diet can increase LDL-cholesterol and thereby increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.&sup4; Since olive oil is high in unsaturated fat and low in saturated fat, it can contribute to a healthy diet.
- ¹ EFSA Scientific Opinion 1252. Available on: https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.2903/j.efsa.2009.1252 and EFSA Scientific Opinion 1276. Available on: https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.2903/j.efsa.2009.1276
- ² American Heart Association. Healthy Cooking Oils. 2018. Available on: https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthy-eating/eat-smart/fats/healthy-cooking-oils
- ³ World Health Organization. Fats and fatty acids in human nutrition. Report of an expert consultation. 2010. Available on: https://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/nutrientrequirements/fatsandfattyacids_humannutrition/en/
- &sup4; Mensink RP. Effects of saturated fatty acids on serum lipids and lipoproteins: a systematic review and regression analysis. 2016. Available on: https://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/nutrientrequirements/sfa_systematic_review/en/