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Are palm oil and fats vegan?

Palm oil and fats is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is palm oil and fats?

Palm oil and fats are a type of vegetable oil derived from the fruit of oil palm trees. They are used widely in the food industry due to their versatility and high melting point. Palm oil and fats are commonly found in baked goods, snacks, and processed foods. However, their widespread use has raised concerns about their impact on the environment and human health. The production of palm oil has been linked to deforestation, habitat destruction, and human rights abuses. Additionally, some studies suggest that consuming high amounts of palm oil and fats may increase the risk of heart disease.

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