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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Article Credit: Anthony K.Veerayan and Dr. Kalyana Sundram There are many organizations which are established either nationally or internationally aimed at highlighting the importance of food and nutrition. One such organization is Slow Food, which is a grassroot organization founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions. It claims to […]

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Many of the food uses of oils and fats depend on the consistency or body. A simple example – you can’t pour margarine or butter on salad, and you can’t spread olive oil on bread. A solid character to a varying degree is necessary in fats for margarine, for bakery products, for ice cream. Historically, […]

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