Mighty-O has a philosophy to use sustainable products from companies who embrace earth-friendly practices. This post we highlight the reasons why we made the choice to use palm oil from the very beginning of Mighty-O’s inception.
Mighty-O’s organic palm oil is sourced from Agropalma, a company which started more than 10 years ago, in an agricultural area of the Amazon delta near Belem in Brazil. Since then, Agropalma has reforested 185,000 acres of previously cultivated land, which consequentially led to the rehabilitation of 7 previously endangered animal species. Agropalma has a policy of never replacing forest with plantations. The Agropalma project has also been approved as one of the first EcoSocial projects in Brazil. All of the organic production is certified by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
This oil is extracted from the fruit pulp of the oleaginous palm tree Elaeis guineensis, by physical means – mechanical pressing – without using solvents or other chemical substances. Refining of this oil is naturally done – physically – where only natural products are employed in its processing.