Palm Kernel Oil

Clean Keto Ingredient

What is Palm Kernel Oil?

Palm kernel oil, extracted from the fruit’s seed, has more saturated fat than palm oil making it more solid.

Keto Status?



It is 100% fat, natural, contains no cholesterol or trans-fats, and has many health benefits including:

  • Boosts bone health
  • Beneficial for skin and joints
  • Good source of vitamin A

Possible Side Effects From Ingesting Palm Kernel Oil?

Minimal – Possible digestive issues

* Most of the United States sustainable palm oil is sourced from environmentally progressive Malaysia. More than 50 percent of the country’s land is set aside as permanent forest cover. The Malaysian palm oil industry has a long record of caring for its environment and its people. It has even created organizations to improve the lives of the farmers who tend the oil palm plantations.


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We are ratings all ingredients through a “keto diet” & “low carb diet” lens. As an example, peas would be rated as “Acceptable” on a non-keto healthy diet. However, due to their carbohydrate level,  we rate them “Objectionable”. We also rate all sweeteners that typically affect blood sugar and insulin levels as “Objectionable”.

If you prefer a natural sweetener like honey, over a sugar alcohol like erythritol, you may not agree with our “Objectionable” rating. I Heart Keto Mart rates all ingredients based first and foremost for those that have a sugar/carbohydrate addiction. We rate ingredients for those who must moderate if not completely abstain from any sugars. If you have questions about this, please refer to this article: Why Some Whole Foods Are Not Keto Friendly