Is the presence of palm oil taken into account in the rating of food products?

Ophélia Bierschwale Updated by Ophélia Bierschwale

Yuka does not include palm oil as such in its rating. The rating takes saturated fats into consideration and palm oil, being half saturated fat, has a negative impact on products as a result.

Additionally, Yuka's analysis is based only on a product's health impact and not on its environmental impact, which is at the heart of why palm oil is viewed so negatively.

However, the paid version of our application offers customized alerts for users who wish to stay informed on the presence of palm oil in a scanned product. Product recommendations are also customizable and can exclude recommendations for products containing palm oil.

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