Palmson Palmolein oil
Palm oil is obtained from the fruit of the oil palm tree. Plamson Palm oil contains saturated and unsaturated fats, Vitamin E, and beta-carotene. It might have antioxidant effects. Along with coconut oil, palm oil is one of the few highly saturated vegetable fats and is semi-solid at room temperature. Palm oil, like all fats, is composed of fatty acids, esterified with glycerol. Palm oil has an especially high concentration of saturated fat, specifically, of the 16-carbon saturated fatty acid palmitic acid, to which it gives its name. Monounsaturated oleic acid is also a major constituent of palm oil. Unrefined palm oil is a large natural source of to cotrienol, part of the vitamin E family.
Like most plant-based products, palm oil contains very little cholesterol. Palm oil is used for preventing vitamin A deficiency, cancer, brain disease, aging; and treating malaria, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cyanide poisoning. Palm oil is used for weight loss and increasing the body’s metabolism.
As food, palm oil is used for frying. Palm oil is used for manufacturing cosmetics, soaps, toothpaste, waxes, lubricants, and ink.
Palm Oil Processing
The process from picking the Oil Palm to how it gets into stores is quite fascinating. The Palm Oil is extracted and this requires the use of a system that is familiar to process plant engineers. It firstly involves separating a grading process where the good fruits are separated from the bad (which are then discarded) since they are lower quality. The good fruits are then placed in a large conveyer system which leads to a splitter which is true to its name because it literally splits the palm fruits into smaller pieces.
The split fruit is then carried by a conveyer system and it falls into large cages which are placed in a sterilizer to be heated at a high pressure in a similar way to a familiar STEAM cooker. The cages containing the sterilized fruits are then taken by a rail carriage transporter to be emptied using a tipper and conveyed to a rotating threshing drum to separate the fruit from the husks and to go through screw conveyers to enter Digesters and then a presser will press the oil out or rather the CPO (crude palm oil) and the oil will eventually end up in a clarifier and then be dried using a Vacuum Type Oil Dryer to minimize the water content in the Palm Oil.