My son's teacher asked about palm oil today and I told her it was safe. I always assumed it was; does anyone know any different? I looked it up and it seems like it is from the "fruit" of the palm tree. Palm kernal oil is from the seed of the fruit. I am not sure if this is correct...it was on Wikepedia and it said it need to be edited for accuracy. There is a date palm as well, or is it the same thing? My son has eated things with Palm oil in it and no problems. Is this ok?