Malaysian Palm Oil Council

Health & Nutrition

Palm oil is the world’s largest edible oil in terms of production and trade. In addition, crude palm oil is also one of the richest dietary sources of pro-vitamin A and vitamin E. Red palm oil is a rich source of phytonutrients such as tocotrienols, tocopherols, carotenoids, phytosterols, squalene, and coenzymes, all of which have nutritional properties and oxidative stability. In this section, we dive into these topics in detail.

Red Palm Oil & its Health Benefits

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 red palm oil and its health benefits.

Why you may want to supplement your diet with vitamin E tocotrienols

Why you may want to supplement your diet with vitamin E tocotrienols

What’s the big difference among vitamin E supplements? Most of the time, the vitamin E found in multi-vitamins or alone as supplements is vitamin E tocopherols. These have much different

Importance Of Palm Oil In Food

Importance Of Palm Oil In Food

Roles of dietary fats Palm oil is grouped under edible oils and fats cited by CODEX Alimentarius. Fats including palm oil help to improve flavours and aroma of meals and

The Neuroprotective Potential Of Natural Vitamin E Tocotrienols

The Neuroprotective Potential Of Natural Vitamin E Tocotrienols

NOT ALL VITAMIN E IS CREATED EQUAL: THE AMAZING TOCOTRIENOLSIn nature, vitamin E exists in 8 different chemical forms. There are 4 tocopherol isomers (alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocopherols)

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The MPOC has endeavored to provide you with the correct facts on the subject of palm oil and its health and nutritional benefits. Palm oil is an essential ingredient in the fight against world hunger.

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