Palm Kernal Oil
Unsaturated fats (such as monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, trans fats and omega-3 fatty acids) are liquid at room temperature. To make a solid product that includes any of these fats, it is necessary to add a small amount of saturated fats (which are solid at room temperature). Some saturated fat in the Snacks and Bars – in the form of palm kernel oil – is used to stabilize the unsaturated oils in the product. This is necessary for maintaining both consistency and quality.
The percentage of saturated fat present is less than one would find in native soybean oil, and palm kernel oil is used instead of soy/cottonseed oil because it is more stable and does not contain any trans fat.