KFC restaurants in the UK and Ireland will stop using palm oil to fry its chicken beginning this month, reaping a “double benefit” by helping to reducing climate change and heart disease.
Used widely as a cooking oil in fast food chains, palm oil has a poor health and environmental record. Forests in Indonesia and Malaysia have been cut down to make way for plantations and the oil is high in artery-clogging saturated fat.
KFC will replace the oil with high oleic rapeseed oil at its 800 outlets at an estimated cost of £1 million a year.
The move will cut levels of saturated fat in its chicken by 25 per cent, according to the company.
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