It’s been 100 years since the first commercial planting of oil palms in Tennamaram estate in Batang Berjuntai, Selangor. Elaeis guineensis Jacq. is the botanical name given to oil palm by a Dutchman, Nikolaus Josep Von Jacquin in 1763. The name refers to the oil of its fruit, where the word “elaeis” is derived from […]

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Since the 1960’s, the palm oil industry has played major role in the industrialisation of Malaysia. Its subsequent strong and steady growth has significantly helped to alleviate poverty in many rural areas of the country with hundreds of thousands of workers and small farmers having their livelihoods greatly improved. Yet, it has the responsibility to […]

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Palm oil is derived from the flesh of the fruit of the oil palm species Elaeisguineensis. In its virgin form, the oil is bright orange-red due to the high content of carotene. Palm oil is Nature’s gift to Malaysia, and Malaysia’s to the world. Palm oil is semi-solid at room temperature; a characteristic brought about […]

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