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Palm Oil

  1. Yusof Basiron

Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047167849X.bio071

Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products

Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products

How to Cite

Basiron, Y. 2005. Palm Oil. Bailey's Industrial Oil and Fat Products. 2:8.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2005

Abstract

The rapid expansion in world production of palm oil over the last three decades has attracted the attention of the oils and fats industry. Many are interested to know how palm oil has been able to compete successfully to gain an increasing share of the international oils and fats markets. The increasing importance of palm oil has naturally led to a steady buildup of scientific, techinical, and trade data and information.

This chapter will provide the reader with an understanding of the role of the palm oil industry in the international oils and fats market, the technology involved in extracting and processing of the oil, and the various quality parameters useful in understanding the applications of palm oil products. Some of the common applications of palm oil in food and nonfood end products are described.

Keywords:

  • palm oil;
  • palm oil trade;
  • palm olein;
  • stearin;
  • shortening;
  • differential scanning calorimetry;
  • crystallization