Biscuits & Crackers with No Palm Oil
There is no such thing as sustainable palm oil, and its use is harming orangutans, rhinos, tigers and other endangered creatures. As nearly all biscuits on the market are made with palm oil, make your own like these Orange Cranberry Cardamom Oatmeal Cookies (Full of Plants).
Palm-Oil Free Crackers
Amisa Crispbreads and Crackers are all palm oil made with various flavours like garden veggies, chickpea flour, chestnut flour and buckwheat. Recycle the plastic inner packaging with household recycling or at supermarket bag bins. Also look for Seggiano Classic Handmade Flatbreads.
Never give birds dry crackers (nor crusty, stale or mouldy bread) as it can choke. Also don’t give them any crackers or other foods with high fat or grease, as it can affect the insulation/waterproofing of feathers. Read more at how to help our garden birds.
Other Ways to Avoid Palm Oil
- To avoid beef dripping, most chip shops today use palm oil. Ask them to use local rapeseed oil. If no joy, then throw out the fire-hazard chip fat fryer, and use an air-fryer to cook chips at home.
- Nearly all commercial bread in supermarkets is made with palm oil. Just find a local baker, and make that your first indie purchase, as real bread does not contain it. Two of the few commercial loaves that are free from palm oil are Cranks Whole Lotta Organic and Biona Organic.