Many table spreads contain palm oil, often listed as ‘vegetable oil’ in the ingredients list. Palm oil is generally sourced from unsustainable resources, most commonly in Indonesia and Malaysia. Because of this, palm oil harvesting is linked to the destruction of the environment in these areas, and the destruction of parts of the related eco-systems. The decline in numbers of native Orang-Utan, for example, has been linked to the destruction of their habitats due to palm oil harvesting.
Unlike other spreads Alfa One spread is produced using only rice bran oil, and is not mixed with palm oil or other vegetable oils. The oil is mixed with natural butter flavour a little salt, and an emulsifier to bind it together. Alfa One spread contain NO PALM oil.
The rice is also harvested from crops which are 100% GM free.