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    17/07/26

    As we all know, the palm fruit can be used to make healthy red palm oil, but do you know the palm kernel can also be extracted to obtain palm kernel oil? After the palm fruit oil gained and fiber and palm nuts left as by-products, in most time, the fiber is used to make a fire, the nuts left behind, however, can be further processed to obtain palm kernel oil.

    Palm kernel oil is more saturated than palm oil and comparable to coconut oil, it is semi-solid at room temperature and is mainly used for cooking since its cheap price as well as its stable properties when cooking with high temperature and can be stored for a longer time than other oils.  Palm kernel oil is also able to be used for many other purposes, e.g. pomade (body cream), medicine, frying fish, making stew, making soap, etc.

     Difference between palm fruit oil and palm kernel oil

    •  Palm kernel oil comes from the innermost kernel, or nut-like core of the plant, palm fruit oil, however, comes from the fleshy, orange part of the fruit.

    • Palm kernel oil contains over 80 percent of the saturated fats, while the palm fruit oil contains only 50 percent.

    • Palm oil is red in color due to a high concentration of carotenes and tocols. It is not to be confused with palm kernel oil.


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