In January 2021, Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin planted a Merbau tree in the garden of Seri Perdana to kick off the 100 Million Tree-Planting Campaign 2020-2025. It was the start of Greening Malaysia agenda by planting 100 million trees across the country, initiated by Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources Malaysia (www.100jutapokok.gov.my ). In July 2019, Ministry of Primary Industries and Commodities (MPIC) launched a similar programme as an initiative to uplift the image of Malaysian palm oil industry.
The acceptance of palm oil worldwide is due to its unique properties that encourage its use in a wide range of end products. These properties are made more versatile by the various fractions and refined forms that are available in the world market. At present, refined forms that are available in the world market. At present, refined palm olein is the major form of product exported from Malaysia. Refined palm oil and refined palm stearin are also available and are suitable for various food-uses.
Consumption of Red palm oil has increased all over the world. It is reported to provide various health benefits that lead to a rise in its usage. People have been using it for years as it helps in reducing cholesterol levels and betters brain health. The fruit of the oil palm tree is the source of antioxidant-rich red palm oil.
Let us understand in detail about red palm oil and its health benefits.
What is Red palm oil?
This oil originates from the fruit of oil palms. These trees grow around 20 meters long that can produce anywhere with 20-30 leaves every year. The reason why unrefined palm oil is said to be red palm might sound strange to you, but it is just because of its reddish-orange color.
This oil comes from kernel and pulp of the fruit, and as per the experts, 100 kgs of palm fruit produces around 23 kgs of red palm oil. As it has a good yield and is comparatively cheaper, palm oil has become a common ingredient for cooking in many kitchens globally.
This oil is a rich source of phytonutrients such as tocopherols, squalene, carotenoids, and coenzyme Q10; all of them have nutritional characteristics and oxidative endurance.
This was about the red palm oil; now, let us understand the Red palm oil benefits so that you can use it in the right manner and understand how important can it be for your health.