Nutrition & Health

Nutrition & Health

The Fat-Tastic Red Palm Oil

Red palm oil (RPO) is an oil derived from the mesocarp of the oil palm fruit and is referred to as red palm oil because of its rich dark red colour. It is one of the most nutritious edible oils as it contains potent antioxidants such as provitamin A carotenoids and vitamin E.

Why we should include Malaysian palm oil in our diet?

Oils and fats, including Malaysian palm oil, are an important part of a balanced and healthy diet for many reasons.

Healthy Oil for a Healthy Heart

Healthy Oil for a Healthy Heart Palm oil is one of the 17 edible oils cited by Codex Alimentarius, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAQ) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as an edible oil suitable for human consumption. As an oil of plant origin, palm oil is cholesterol free. It has a balanc...

DIET, HEART DISEASE AND PALM OIL : EMERGING EVIDENCE SUGGESTS A COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP

Palm oil is one of the 17 edible oils cited by Codex Alimentarius, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAQ) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as an edible oil suitable for human consumption.

Importance of Palm Oil in Food

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 most importantly contribute to the feeling of satiety. With a caloric contribution of 9 kcal/g, fat is an important macronutrient that fulfills importan...

The use of red palm oil during lactation

Red palm oil is a natural minimally processed vegetable oil. It is rich in carotene and tocotrienols. Palm oil is the most widely used commercially available cooking oil with high amount of provitamin A carotenoids and vitamin E tocotrienols.

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