Introduction to palm oil
If you aren’t aware about palm oil, then let me brief you.
Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil which have been widely consumed for years.
Initially it was grown only in the tropics, over the period of time the plantation of palm tree expanded to the other countries.
Currently Indonesia and Malaysia is the largest producer of palm oil.
Palm oil is also used as bio-fuel in many countries.
Health & nutrition value:
let’s look at its nutritional value:
It’s high in Vitamin A and E.
-Since Red palm oil is rich source of beta carotene which is an inactive form of Vitamin A, it get converted when consumed orally, is extremely important for Eyesights and is proved to be beneficial for pregnant ladies in developing countries.
-High in Antioxidants:
Palm oil is enriched with antioxidants that fight free radicals.
Free radicals are everywhere in the environment, that breakdown cells and mutation of the body, which can be curbed by using palm oil.
– Improve skin and hair.
They Say You’re What You Eat.
Consuming palm oil one can notice the visible difference in skin and hair.
As it’s enriched with vitamin E which is great to heal scars and for acne prone skin.
Boosts brain health:
Palm oil contains tocotrienols, a form of vitamin E that have been proved to boost brain health.
Reduces Cholesterol level:
High cholesterol is one of leading factor for the heart disease.
using palm oil can be beneficial in maintaining heart diseases, though it is advised to be used with a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
Helps in food security:
Palm oil is a sustainable and versatile plant.
For over a period palm oil industry has been criticized for food security.
It should be strictly be followed for sustainable palm oil production without damaging the environment and ecosystem.It’s a versatile plant as it does’t required heavy amount of pesticide and fertilizers.
Land use efficiency:
Oil palms occupy a smaller proportion of the land that is used for oil and fat production when compared with any other oil fruit. At the same time, it accounts for the largest worldwide oil production which is around 32 per cent.
It consumes 10 times less land than other major oil productions like soya and sunflower.
It’s plantation is sustainable in longer run without causing much damage to the Land.
Palm oil uses:
Palm oil can be used in treating malaria, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, dementia and cyanide poisoning.
It’s ideal for weight loss as it’s increase body’s metabolism.
Palm oil is ideal for deep frying as it mostly consists of saturated and monounsaturated fats.
According to WWF palm oil is used in 50% of products ranging from soaps, ice cream, lipstick and sausages.
Palm oil has been in the amidst of controversy for it’s massive growth.
We all know the the inner competition industries have, since the start of oil palm plantation there has been significant decline in rural poverty.
As palm oil is favorable in every aspect, thus its easy target from the counterpart.