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What Is Palm Oil?

What Is Palm Oil?

  Palm oil is derived from the flesh of the fruit of the oil palm species E. Guineens is. In its virgin form, the oil is bright orange-red due to the high content of carotene. Palm oil is Nature’s Gift to Malaysia, and Malaysia’s to the World. Palm oil is semi-solid at room temperature; a…

Palm Oil History

Palm Oil History

      The oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis jacq.) originates from West Africa where it grows in the wild and later was developed into an agricultural crop. It was introduced to Malaysia, then Malaya, by the British in early 1870’s as an ornamental plant. In 1917, the first commercial planting took place in Tennamaran…

Tocotrienols

Tocotrienols

Tocotrienols are members of the Vitamin E family comprising of Tocotrienols and Tocopherols. Tocotrienols differ from the Tocopherol’s in that they¬†contain three double bonds in the side-shain (see molecular structure). Tocotrienols Isoprenoid side chain has three double bonds as compared to Tocopherol’s saturated side-chain. In total, there are four types Tocopherols namely alpha, beta, gamma…

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