product has been linked with health benefits that include reduced blood
pressure, improved circulation and normalized cholesterol levels.Is
Palm Oil One of the Healthy Oils to Consume? Expressed from the fruit of
a palm tree, palm oil, like most other oils, contains about 120 calories and 13.6 grams of fat per tablespoon.
Palm oil has
a high saturated fat content, which can be harmful to cardiovascular
health. However, one study found that, when consumed as part of a
balanced diet, " Palm oil does not have incremental risk for cardiovascular disease." Volume 90%
palm, (Elaeis guineensis), African tree in the palm family , cultivated
as a source of oil. The oil palm is grown extensively in its native
West and Central Africa, as well as in Malaysia and Indonesia. Palm oil,
obtained from the fruits, is used in making soaps, cosmetics, candles, biofuels, and lubricating greases and in processing tinplate and coating iron plates
Palm oil is used in a very high proportion of household products.
In fact, half the packaged products in any supermarket contain palm
oil, so the chances are high that you have a lot of palm oil products in
your house. But most of our farmers’ palm oil doesn’t make the long,
arduous journey to your local supermarket.
Oil is extracted from both the pulp of the fruit (palm oil, an edible oil) and the kernel (palm kernel oil, used in foods and for soap manufacture). For every 100 kg of fruit bunches, typically 22 kg of palm oil and 1.6 kg of palm kernel oil can be extracted.
Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from the mesocarp (reddish pulp) of the fruit of the oil palms, primarily the African oilpalm Elaeis guineensis, and to a lesser extent from the American oilpalm Elaeis oleifera and the maripa palm Attalea maripa.
products is it in? Palm oil is in nearly everything – it’s in close to
50% of the packaged products we find in supermarkets, everything from
pizza, doughnuts and chocolate, to deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and
Why is palm oil everywhere?
is the problem with palm oil? Palm oil has been and continues to be a
major driver of deforestation of some of the world’s most biodiverse
forests, destroying the habitat of already endangered species like the
Orangutan, pygmy elephant and Sumatran rhino.