Red vegetable,edible cooking palm Oil is the most commonly used cooking oil and plant here in Nigeria. We can send you samples.
Palm oil and palm kernel oil (Elaeis guineensis) is an important and versatile vegetable oil which is used as a raw material for both food and non-food industries. Oil palms are highly efficient oil, with each fruit containing about 50% oil. Palm oil and palm kernel oil are entirely cholesterol-free like all plant oils, and is trans fat-free as it does not require hydrogenation.
Palm oil contains many valuable vitamins that are essential for the maintenance of human health. Its potential as a powerful nutritional supplement has been established and assessed through extensive research, resulting in a large number of scientific publications. Major food manufacturers including Nabisco, Kellogg’s, Cadbury & Unilever, are now using palm oil in their products.
Obtained from the fruit (both the flesh and the kernel) of the oil palm tree, the diets of millions of people around the world. Semi-solid at room temperature, palm oil and palm kernel oil are among the world’s most versatile raw materials.
It can be found in supermarket products, ranging from margarine, cereals, crisps, sweets and baked goods, to soaps, washing powders and cosmetics. Nevertheless you may never have heard of palm oil since it’s rarely listed as an ingredient on product labels, with the term ‘vegetable oil’ often being used instead. Palm oil can also be used in animal feedstuffs and as a bio fuel.
Vitamins present in Palm Fruit Oil
The striking ruby-red colour of Palm Fruit Oil is due to the exceptionally high levels of caroteinoids (e.g. a and carotenes and lycopene in the product Palm Fruit Oil has on average 13 to 15 times more carotenes than carrots and 40 to 50 times more than tomatoes. These carotenes are non toxic, pigmented precursors of vitamin A. Our bodies convert them into vitamin A as and when required. Vitamin A is important in, amongst others, maintaining good vision and supporting the immune system.
In addition, carotenes have strong antioxidant properties - they remove damaging oxygen-free radicals, prevent certain forms of cancer and delay the aging process.
Vitamin E: tocopherols and tocotrienols
Palm Fruit Oil also has high levels of tocopherols and tocotrienols, which are two forms of the strong antioxidant, vitamin E. They, too, remove damaging oxygen-free radicals from the body. Among all vegetable oils, Palm Fruit Oil has by far the highest level of naturally occurring tocotrienols