Interesting news from Paris! An education campaign on palm oil has been launched this week, to increase the awareness and knowledge about this oil in France and Belgium.
I found this initiative very interesting, and necessary: I discovered palm oil a few years ago thank to my nutritionist and I found this product extremely versatile and complementary to my diet. It helps that my chemistry studies mean that I also know about the chemical properties of palm oil and how it can help my diet.
As an athlete, I have a constant need of oils and fats – as everyone does! Palm oil is a source of fat like butter, and many others. Palm oil is also a rich source of carotenoids and vitamins, a perfect ingredient for when I want to prepare a nice meal before my training sessions and in competitions.
I use palm oil to cook all sorts of foods: meat, fish and vegetables. The consistency is different from other vegetable oils; palm oil is semi-solid at normal temperature, which makes it a perfect ingredient to fry because it doesn’t burn at high-temperatures.
I am glad that other people through this campaign will have the possibility to learn more: education is good for all of us. I’m still continuing my studies in chemistry even while competing – and I hope many others will visit the new website to also learn more about palm oil – www.malaysianpalmoi.info