Possibly the shocking news for all the Chocolate Spread Nutella lovers that palm oil in this hazelnut spread is cancer causing. According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the palm oil becomes cancer causing when it is processed at high temperatures like 200°C. The study found that some carcinogens like, glycidyl fatty acid esters (GE), 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD), and 2-monochloropropanediol (2-MCPD) were discovered in palm fats and palm oils.
After all the blames, the maker of Chocolate Spread Nutella, Ferrero is fighting back. That palm oil used in their chocolate spreads and hazelnut is not cancer causing. As palm oil is found in hundreds of many other brands like Ben & Jerr’s, Clover, Cadbury’s chocolate, but only Nutella faced that allegations. Ferrero’s purchasing manager Vincenzo Tapella also share views about this incident. “Making Nutella without palm oil would produce an inferior substitute for the real product, it would be a step backward.”
In response to this claim, Ferrero has launched an advertising campaign. It assures the customers that Nutella is absolutely safe to eat. Moreover, Tapella cleared in the TV ad about the Nutella and palm oil concerns. “The palm oil used by Ferrero is safe because it comes from freshly squeezed fruits and is processed at controlled temperatures.”
The official website of Chocolate Spread Nutella has written clearly in the ingredients section about the palm oil. “Palm oil is used in Nutella to give the product its creamy texture, as well as to heighten the flavor of its ingredients. Thanks to its properties that enable it to have a neutral odor and taste after the refining process. Furthermore, it is the best ingredient for giving Nutella the right smoothness, guaranteeing its special spreadability.” At the end, it concludes that, palm fruit oil also helps to maintain the unique taste of Nutella along its whole shelf life, due to its higher stability to oxidation compared to other vegetable oils.”
Chocolate Spread Nutella is one of the most liked breakfasts among everyone, especially children. No one knows what the actual reality is. But we can assure that Nutella lovers can’t handle this news because they want Nutella at any cost.
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