Palm oil sourced from West Africa is never going to endanger any orang-utans! That's like saying fishing for cod in the North Sea will threaten penguins.
I use red palm oil from Ghana. It is very good for frying and adds a delightful yellow colour to food. It has a high smoke point. It does have a distinctive flavour, but I find it is another flavour to use in my cooking. I make curries and casseroles and stir fry vegetables using a number of different fats, which I choose for flavour - ghee, virgin coconut oil, red palm oil, olive oil and rendered animal fat. When doing several dishes for a meal it is good to use different oils in each to provide contrasting flavours.
Can't say I've noticed any specific health benefits, but my Ghanain friend tells me it is good for the eyes and heart
Four years Primal with influences from Jaminet & Shanahan and a focus on being anti-inflammatory. Using Primal to treat CVD and prevent stents from blocking free of drugs.
Eat creatures nose-to-tail (animal, fowl, fish, crustacea, molluscs), a large variety of vegetables (raw, cooked and fermented, including safe starches), dairy (cheese & yoghurt), occasional fruit, cocoa, turmeric & red wine