Crude Palm Oil

 

Description:

Crude palm oil is obtained from the mesocarp of the fruit of the oil palm through a mechanical extraction or solvent process. It is characterized for having a 1:1 ratio of palmitic and oleic acid, which gives it  high stability to oxidation and does not require hydrogenation (precursor process of trans fatty acids). Besides, it has a high content of vitamin A (carotene) and vitamin E (tocopherols and tocotrienols). 

 
Suggested use:
 
The crude palm oil is used in its natural form as a raw material in the edible oil and fats industry (liquid oils and margarines), animal feed, soaps, cosmetics and others. Thanks to its fatty acid relation, two by-products are obtained from the oil: stearin and olein, with a wide range of uses at the industrial level.