Refined Palm Oil
Crude Palm Oil is a reddish-orange oil extracted from the pulp of the fruit of the African palm which originated from the Elaeis guineensis tree of West Guinea.
Palm oils contain many vitamins including; vitamin E, A, and beta-carotene which promote good night vision, the health of mucous membranes and skin, and the growth of bone. Palm oil plays a role in the body’s use of fat which includes; energy reserve, thermal insulation, organ protection, tissue membrane structure, and cell metabolism. Studies have shown that a palm oil-enriched diet does not raise blood cholesterol and even leads to lower plasma cholesterol levels.
The main usage of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) is for cooking purposes. It can also be used in the manufacture of margarine, shortening, vanaspati,i and soap.
Crude Palm Oil is obtained from the mesocarp of fresh fruit bunches. It is an orange-reddish liquid and semi-solid at room temperature, melting to a clear red-orange liquid on slight heating.