Palm Oil Free
All Kokoa products are not only 100% vegan, but they are also palm oil free!
Palm oil is ‘an edible vegetable oil that comes from the fruit of oil palm trees, the scientific name is Elaeis guineensis. Two types of oil can be produced; crude palm oil comes from squeezing the fleshy fruit, and palm kernel oil which comes from crushing the kernel, or the stone in the middle of the fruit.’
So if palm oil is similar to vegetable oil, why is it so bad?
Farming of palm oil trees is harmful to the planet, as it is a major driver of deforestation which destroys the habitats of endangered species like the Orangutan, Sumatran rhino and pygmy elephant.
In 2020, WWF also reported that deforestation also contributes to climate change and that there also remains some exploitation of workers and child labour.
Although there are now more sustainable solutions to sourcing palm oil, we completely avoid this ingredient within our products to keep in line with our sustainable, ethical and vegan morals.