Palm Oil Free Cooking Oil, Margarine and Spreads

Palm oil free margarine, spreads and nut butters

To avoid palm oil, choose locally produced cooking oils such as olive, sesame or peanut oil and make your own foods instead of buying convenience foods. That way you avoid rainforest-destroying palm oil. If you are ever in doubt look for the prefixes: LAUR, STEAR, GYLC and PALM in the ingredients list on packaging – this is most likely palm oil. You will likely avoid palm oil if you pick up a locally produced cooking oil and make food yourself.

Did you know that Nutella contains forest-destroying palm oil? Help rare animals and buy #palmoilfree #chocolate spread, #peanutbutter cooking oil. FYI @MDLZ @Nestle @danone cause #ecocide #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife

Here are some #chocolate spreads #peanutbutter #margarine and cooking oil that is free from #palmoil. FYI @MDLZ @Nestle @danone cause #deforestation for palm oil. We #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife

Did you know that palm oil is one of the world’s most destructive crops, as it can only be harvested in tropical rainforest and peatland landscapes where the highest concentration of endangered species live? The majority of palm oil and soy is fed to farm animals that people eat. This is why palm oil is an animal rights issue. And it is for these reasons that palm oil is NOT considered vegan by animal activists. It may be a plant-based substance, but it is NOT VEGAN. Convenience food megabrands like Mondelez, Nestle, Danone, CocaCola, Pepsi, Hersheys and Ferrero claiming that their products are plant-based AKA vegan but yet still using palm oil are simply greenwashing extinction and ecocide!

According to Consumer NZ, we should all source cooking oils that are locally produced and that do not come from the destruction of rainforest ecosystems – the lungs of the planet.

Palm Oil Free Cooking Oils, Margarine, Nut Butters and Spreads


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Hi, I’m Palm Oil Detective’s Editor in Chief. Palm Oil Detectives is partly a consumer website about palm oil in products and partly an online community for writers, scientists, conservationists, artists and musicians to showcase their work and express their love for endangered species. I have a strong voice for creatures great and small threatened by deforestation. With our collective power we can shift the greed of the retail and industrial agriculture sectors and through strong campaigning we can stop them cutting down forests. Be bold! Be courageous! Join the #Boycott4Wildlife and stand up for the animals with your supermarket choices

3 thoughts on “Palm Oil Free Cooking Oil, Margarine and Spreads

    1. Hi Ruth where are you located in the world? Different shops online stock these palm oil free brands of margarines, vegan butters and nut butters. Also most bricks and mortar supermarkets will stock at least one margarine that is palm oil free. If you find it difficult to find a margarine or spread without palm oil you could perhaps try a different approach by using olive oil, coconut oil, peanut oil or sesame oil as a substitute – these are all super tasty alternatives that add a lot of flavour to dishes and have no palm oil.


      1. I hope the video above helps too, with distinguishing palm oil when it may not be explicitly mentioned in the ingredients list. The key – and this is very easy to remember is to look for the ingredient prefixes STEAR, LAUR, GLYC, PALM – if the weird chemical ingredients have any of these ingredient prefixes on them…it is most likely to be palm oil and should be avoided/boycotted. I hope this all helps and good luck, POD xx


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