Vegetable oil extracted from oil palm fruit is considered a healthy cooking oil. It is also the most common cooking oil for residents in Southeast Asia and Africa. The flesh of this tropical fruit is palm oil, while the nuts are palm kernel oil. The oil has been used in these areas for thousands of years but has only recently become popular in western countries.
The largest producer and exporter of palm oil in Malaysia. Indonesia and Colombia are also well-known producers of palm oil. This oil has many advantages over other cooking oils. Palm oil contains valuable vitamins, nutrients necessary for good health.
Palm oil is rich in antioxidants, so it helps keep you healthy. The oil contains betacarotene, an antioxidant similar to vitamin A that gives the fruit its red color. Vitamin A is good for eyesight and can prevent many diseases. Palm oil is also high in vitamin E, which is good for preventing cancer and other diseases.
Even better, palm oil does not contain bad cholesterol, but it does contain HDL (good cholesterol).It contains saturated and unsaturated fats as an energy source, but no trans fats.In fact, it contains less saturated fat than coconut oil and palm nut oil.
Another benefit of using palm oil is that it has a longer shelf life. This has to do with the fact that it contains palmitoleate and glycerin stearate. They can maintain product stability under high temperature and oxidation environment, extend shelf life and have the function of keeping the smell fresh. Other cooking oils often require additives to retain their freshness and thus reduce their natural properties.
Palm oil is used in cooking and baking.It is often found in packaged foods such as cookies and crackers. It can also decorate salads or serve as a seasoning in soups and other dishes.In addition, palm oil is occasionally used to make candles, cleaning products, lotions, and cosmetics.