It has a reddish color that reminds of industrial oils. The longer it’s stored, the darker it gets. Fresh palm oil smells slightly sweet and floral.
Palm oil consists in its majority of saturated fatty acids, so it is not characterized by exceptionally healthy properties.
In addition, production raises major environmental problems. In the main producing countries Malaysia and Indonesia, large areas of rain-forest have been cleared in recent years in order to establish palm oil plantations in their place.
For all of the reasons above, we therefore advise not to use palm oil.