Palm fruit oil is safe and nutritious! As the #1 oil consumed around the world for centuries, palm fruit oil is a safe, beneficial fat for humans and pets. It has no “bad” trans fat and is rich in omega 3s. Use of palm oil significantly increased in the U.S. following the ban on trans fats because it replicates similar properties in formulas without introducing the health concerns associated with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. In Dog food it is primarily used as a binder.