The Palm Oil
The palm oil in Nutella® is carefully treated during processing, which is why it is a safe oil, like all other quality vegetable oils.
The palm oil fruits
Palm oil is extracted from the pulp of palm tree fruit Elaeis guineensis, found in various equatorial zones. This tree produces fruits that grow in large spherical bunches weighing between 10 and 40 kg. These tropical fruits, with a reddish colour and roughly the size of olives, are rich in oil (around 45%- 65% of the pulp). The palm oil is extracted exclusively by pressing the fruit pulp.
Discover where we source our palm oil here.
Did you know?
People have been using palm oil for thousands of years, primarily for domestic cooking.
Palm oil is an efficient crop as it offers a far greater yield per hectare than other equivalent vegetable oils.
Handled with care and expertise
We have significant expertise in processing palm oil and we do it with great care thanks to cutting-edge technologies focusing on quality and safety.
After the palm fruit harvest, we ensure that the pressing process conducted by our suppliers is carried out in the shortest time possible.
The processing and purification phases are conducted under controlled temperatures, even if this requires more time, to better preserve the natural characteristics of the raw material.
When the oil arrives at our factories, in most cases we process it ourselves after applying our stringent quality controls to ensure it has a neutral taste and smell, before prompty using it in the preparation of the Nutella® recipe.
We have a 100% RSPO Certified and Segregated palm oil supply chain and we are committed to work towards no deforestation.
Ferrero is fully committed to securing a deforestation-free and exploitation-free palm oil supply chain through active cooperation with NGOs, key stakeholders and suppliers and continues to commit to sourcing sustainable palm oil that is 100% RSPO Certified and Segregated and traceable back to plantations.
Discover more about our commitments here.
Interesting facts about the palm oil in Nutella®
Odorless and neutral in taste, the palm oil we use ensures the smooth texture of our recipe and heightens the flavor and aroma of all the other ingredients in Nutella®.
It gives our recipe its signature creamy texture
Palm oil is the ingredient that ensures the smooth, creamy texture and unique stability of the Nutella® recipe.
It doesn't go through the hydrogenation process
We use palm oil in our recipe because it characteristically becomes semi-solid at room temperature. This allows us to avoid the fat hydrogenation process that would produce otherwise unhealthy trans fatty acids.
The palm oil supply-chain
Ferrero is committed to the sustainability of the palm oil supply-chain and to leading the way in driving the transformation of the palm oil sector. Since 2005 Ferrero has been a member of RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) and developed its own Palm Oil Charter in 2013.
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the supply chain for the palm oil in Nutella®