What's Nutiva Organic Red Palm Oil

Grown on small organic family farms in Ecuador, our Red Palm is certified Organic, Non-GMO and Fair Trade. Nutiva partner with Natural Habitats™ to ensure that no deforestation or habitat destruction results from the growing or harvesting process.

Nutiva’s unrefined red palm oil has a mild carrot-like flavor, with a rich, buttery texture. Some red palm oils have a strong or harsh flavor, however, Nutiva’s proprietary cold-filtration process removes any strong flavor while retaining the nutrients. It’s ideal for soups, sauces and sautéing. It also turns regular popcorn into delicious (and healthy!) movie theater-style popcorn.

Nutiva is excited to be launching a full line of new red palm oil products to provide even more ways for you to integrate red palm into your diet.

Natural Habitats seeks to empower and support farmers. Committed to the sustainable production of organic and fairly traded products, they also contribute to social development in the community through education and nutrition programs. They allocate 1% of sales to social and environmental stewardship programs. Projects have included building a small health clinic and providing sports uniforms for the local youth.

The region in Ecuador where Nutiva Organic Red Palm Oil is grown has numerous small family farms, averaging 10 hectares (about 25 acres), interspersed throughout the regional forests. These subsistence farms were planted many years ago and are now being worked by second and third generation farming families.

Palm oil grown in Southeast Asia is associated with destruction of rainforest and orangutan habitat. It is important to note that in addition to the work we do with Natural Habitats, orangutans do not live in Ecuador and Nutiva’s red palm does not contribute to deforestation or habitat destruction.


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