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Is hydrogenated palm kernel vegan?

Hydrogenated palm kernel is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is hydrogenated palm kernel?

Hydrogenated palm kernel refers to a type of oil that is derived from the kernel or seed of the palm fruit. The oil is processed through a hydrogenation process, which transforms the liquid oil into a semi-solid form. This process increases the shelf life and stability of the oil, making it ideal for use in a variety of food products. Hydrogenated palm kernel oil is a common ingredient in baked goods, confectionery, and snack foods due to its ability to impart a smooth, creamy texture and enhance the flavor of the finished product. However, it has been criticized for its high levels of saturated fats and negative impact on the environment due to unsustainable palm oil production practices.

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