It has the scent of violets, the taste of olive oil and a colour which tinges food like saffron but is more attractive.” Such was a 15th Century description of palm oil. Used and treasured by the ancient Egyptians and to this day much valued by the world, palm oil with diversity of uses is […]

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“Biodiversity for Busy Managers” is a new initiative of Wild Asia to develop useful and practical resources for those on the frontline of land developments. The idea is to inspire and guide managers and planners to address and tackle key biodiversity issues that apply to land developers.

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The year 2011 was both remarkable and significant for the Malaysian palm oil industry which recorded its highest ever earnings of RM80.40 billion, surpassing the RM65.2 billion mark recorded in 2008 by 23.3%. This impressive achievement was mainly due to an increase in the average annual price of crude palm oil as well as exports […]

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Oil palm, scientifically known as Elaeis guineensis jaq, is a unique crop as its fruit produces two distinct types of oils; crude palm oil from the mesocarp and crude palm kernel oil from the kernel. Both of these oils, which are mainly made up of triglycerides, are chemically and physically different from each other with […]

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A recipe booklet titled Penang Street Food was published in conjunction with Battle of Penang Hawker Masters 2012, which took place from November 20-25, 2012. The competition themed “Cooking with the World’s Best Oil,” required contestants  to use palm based ingredients for their food, such as, palm-based santan, condensed milk as well as cooking oil. […]

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The Malaysian Palm Oil Promotion Council was incorporated on 25 January 1990. The name was changed to the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) on 13 April 2006 to reflect a wider scope of responsibilities. MPOC is now a full-fledged organisation dedicated to creating a unique global identity for Malaysian palm oil and its value-added products.It […]

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The downturn in global oils and fats prices also affected palm oil, resulting in lower than expected performance by the Malaysian palm oil industry. The average CPO price was 21.1% lower than a year earlier. However, palm oil exports increased by 3.3% to 18.14 million tonnes, from 17.57 million tonnes. Exports of palm-based products also […]

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