Where does red palm fruit oil come from?

In the heart of America, we are discovering the benefits of zero trans-fat, cholesterol-free and antioxidant-rich Carotino Red Palm and Canola Oil, but where exactly does this healthy and natural oil come from?

9,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean (about an 18-hour flight from Los Angeles), Carotino’s red palm fruit oil is produced from thriving and environmentally sustainable plantations in Malaysia. This Southeast Asian country is the world’s leading producer of palm oil products, and is the exclusive source of the red palm fruit oil used to make Carotino.

Malaysia boasts one of the world’s richest food cultures. It is a multicultural society made up of many different ethnic backgrounds, including the Malay, Chinese and Indian people. With this melting pot of cultures comes a variety of mouth-watering food options to choose from.  While each ethnic group has its own staple dish, many meals are shaped by other influences, creating a cuisine unique to Malaysia. Foodies have taken notice! The “land of mountains” is quickly becoming a hot spot for those seeking an array of flavors.

Can’t make the trip to Malaysia? Don’t sweat it! Here are a few of the best Malaysian dishes that you can replicate at home using Carotino Red Palm and Canola Oil.

  • Nasi Lemak
    • This popular breakfast item is known as the national dish of Malaysia. It consists of steamed rice which has been soaked in coconut cream to create a rich and creamy consistency. It is often served with cucumber slices, hardboiled egg, anchovies and sambal, a chili based sauce.
  • Char Kuey Teow
    • Bring the taste of Malaysian Chinese food to your kitchen! This affordable and appetizing noodle dish is stir-fried over high heat with ingredients like prawns, cockles (a species of small, saltwater clams) eggs and Chinese sausage.
  • Roti Canai
    • Your family may mistake you for a Malaysian street hawker when they see you preparing this Indian-influenced flatbread. Similar to tossing pizza dough, the flour, oil and water mixture is twirled and flipped into the air. After reaching desired thinness, the dough is folded and grilled. It can be served with a number of different toppings and fillings such as fried eggs, sugar or bananas.

These are just a few of the many delicious meals you can make using Carotino Red Palm & Canola Oil. To read more or submit your own, visit our recipe page.