The oil palm originated from West Africa and was introduced by the British in the early 1870s to Malaysia, then Malaya, as an ornamental plant. In 1917, Henri Fauconnier, a French rubber and coffee planter saw its potential as a cash crop and commercially planted oil palms in Tennamaram Estate, Batang Berjuntai, Selangor. The demand […]

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The Malaysian Palm Oil Council is striving to strike a balance between economic development of palm oil and the conservation of the environment. This essential step of many reflects the industry’s commitments towards achieving  sustainable production of palm oil. With the creation of the Malaysian Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund (POWCF), MPOC is able to […]

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Despite the many plants that have oil bearing seeds, only a few have commercial importance as edible oils. Of these, soya bean, palm, rape seed and sunflower seed predominate and supply some 60% of world supplies. Palm oil, which has long held second place to soya bean oil, is predicted soon to become the dominant […]

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A top level team of experts was assembled by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) in London last week for a symposium on Sustainability Resource Development. This was in response to strongly worded statements appearing in the London media from NGOs who had tried to associate palm oil with the habitat loss of orang utan, […]

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This book provides information on the characteristics of palm oil products relevant to their use in frying, followed by a chapter on good practice in frying, including quality control aspects both for home and industry use. Technical literature on the use of palm oil is reviewed, as is the back-up information obtained in numerous experiments […]

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The contribution of palm oil to the world’s food supply has steadily increased in the last 20 years and its position on the global oils and fats trade is expected to remain. Despite a strong demand for its application in food industry palm oil has yet to position itself favourably human nutrition.This is heavily due […]

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Palm oil has been used as both a food and a medicine for thousands of years. it was prized by the pharaohs of ancient Egypt as a sacred food. Today palm oil is the most widely used oil in the world. In tropical Africa and Southeast Asia it is an integral part of a healthy […]

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Palm oil is one of the 17 major oils traded in the global edible oils and fats market. It has been consumed as food from as long as 5,000 years ago and today is found in one out of every ten food products worldwide. Its sibling oil, palm kernel oil, is extensively used in the […]

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