Unlike other spreads Alfa One Rice Bran Oil spread is made from rice bran oil and it is not mixed with vegetable or palm oil. Alfa One Rice Bran Oil spreads melt, taste and cook like butter and contain less than half the saturated fat of butter. And you will be pleased to know that Alfa One spreads contain no artificial colours or flavours.
If you are looking for a great tasting versatile spread, or you are looking to help lower your cholesterol absorption, Alfa One Rice Bran Oil spreads are for you.
How is Alfa One Spread made?
Alfa One spreads are made in New Zealand from 100% Alfa One Rice Bran oil. The oil is mixed with natural butter flavour a little salt, and an emulsifier to bind it together. Unlike other spreads Alfa One spread contains NO PALM oil.
About Palm Oil
Palm oil is a form of edible vegetable oil obtained from the fruit of the African oil palm tree.
The increased demand for palm oil, is fuelling the destruction of rainforests. The UN ranks the palm oil industry as the leading cause of rainforest destruction in Malaysia and Indonesia. That is pushing the Orangutan closer to extinction.
Indonesia converts 3,400km3 (340,000ha) of forest into oil palm annually – that’s 54 rugby fields every hour. In the last 10 years, almost 80% of deforestation in Sumarta’s peat swamp forests (vital carbon stores and key Orangutan habitat) was driven by expanding oil palm production. The ongoing destruction of the Orangutan’s natural habitat is threatening the survival of Orangutans. Estimates put Sumatran Orangutans population at less than 6,600 animals. If current trends continue Auckland Zoo estimates are that this great ape could be extinct as early as 2022!
Where is Palm Oil hiding?
Palm oil is a cheap oil source and can be found in many household products such as spreads, chocolate, biscuits and detergents.
It is often difficult to tell if products contain palm oil as in the ingredients list it can be declared as “vegetable oil” and it can be used in emulsifiers.Palm oil is a common ingredient in most table spreads.
Alfa One spreads contain no palm oil.