The most suitable area for oil palm growth is the tropical zone between the north and south latitudes of the equator. Malaysia is currently the largest producer and exporter of palm oil in the world. Its output accounts for about half of the world’s total output, and its export accounts for about 70% of the world’s total output.
Palm oil is the oil extracted from the flesh of oil palm fruit, while palm kernel oil is extracted from the nucleolus of the oil palm fruit. The physical and chemical properties of the two are different.
According to the data, the history of human use of palm oil has exceeded 5000 years. Palm oil is very useful in food.
It is widely used as butter in biscuits, cakes and bread production; it can be used as margarine and applied to cakes.
For other foods: It can also be used as special grease for the production of candy and chocolate, most widely as yellow. Oil, in foreign countries, palm oil is the most popular frying oil compared with other frying oil.
In fact, in many countries in Southeast Asia, palm oil is the main cooking oil used by most households. Because of palm oil is not produced in China, many consumers do not know its nutritional value and use, and the industrial use of palm oil is more extensive than other vegetable oils, so they mistakenly think that palm oil is mostly used in the industry. In fact, 90% of the world’s palm oil is used for food, while only 10% of the world’s palm oil is used for oil and chemical products. The difference between industrial palm oil and edible palm oil does not lie in the oil itself, but in the degree of oil processing and its high degree of processing. Its quality and hygienic indicators are edible oil within the scope of the provisions suitable for human consumption, otherwise, they can only be used in the industry.
Like all other vegetable oils, palm oil contains no cholesterol. Compared with other edible vegetable oils, palm oil
The advantage is that it has nutritious fatty acid composition, a moderate degree of unsaturation, no linolenic acid, and tocopherol. Tocopherol is a highly effective natural antioxidant, which makes palm oil have the good antioxidant ability and is not easy to oxidize and deteriorate at high temperature. It is also due to the existence of tocopherol that palm oil has the effect of inhibiting the expansion of tumors. According to foreign studies, palm oil can reduce human cholesterol content and inhibit the growth of chemically induced tumors.
Palm oil contains 40% unsaturated fatty acid and 44% saturated fatty acid. Palm oil is also rich in vitamins.
E and A are higher than ordinary vegetable oils; they are also the most abundant natural source of carotene, and their content is 15 times higher than that of carrots and 300 times higher than that of tomatoes. Frequent consumption of palm oil can reduce cholesterol, also resist thrombosis, prevent cardiovascular disease, and inhibit cancer (especially breast cancer).