Grown on small organic family farms in Ecuador, this Red Palm is certified Organic, Non-GMO and Fair Trade. Nuvita partners with Natural Habitats to ensure that no deforestation or habitat destruction results from the growing or harvesting process.
This unrefined red palm oil has a mild carrot-like flavor, with a rich, buttery texture. Proprietary cold-filtration process removes any strong flavor while retaining the nutrients. It's ideal for soups, sauces and sautéing. It also turns regular popcorn into delicious (and healthy!) movie theater-style popcorn.
Natural Habitats seeks to empower and support farmers. Committed to the sustainable production of organic and fairly traded products, they also contribute to social development in the community through education and nutrition programs. They allocate 1% of sales to social and environmental stewardship programs. Projects have included building a small health clinic and providing sports uniforms for the local youth.
The region in Ecuador where the Organic Red Palm Oil is grown has numerous small family farms, averaging 10 hectares (about 25 acres), interspersed throughout the regional forests. These subsistence farms were planted many years ago and are now being worked by second and third generation farming families.