Oil Palm and its Importance to National Development

Structure of oil palm fruit

Process of Extracting Palm Oil

1. Sterilisation: Oil Palm fruit and its bunch is sterilised via high pressure using extremely                          hot steam. Fungi and bacteria dies!

2. Threshing: Separate the fruit from its bunch

3. Destruction and digestion: Husk is loosen from its shell.

4. a. Husk extraction - pressed using centrifuge, screw pressure or hydraulic pressure

    b. Filtered - remove husk and impurities

    c. Purified - steam channelled through the oil to remove smell and separate acid. Oil           is pass through activated carbon to remove colouring matter.

5. Kernel - boiled under high pressure and cooled easily. Shell is broken dried and oil                         extracted.

Uses of Palm Oil

Nutritional Benefits of Palm Oil

Fats, Vitamin A (Beta-carotene), Vitamin E(tocopherol and tocotrienol), and antioxidant.

Supply energy

Reduce LDL and increase HDL.

Local R&D

MARDI

FELDA

FELCRA

MPOB

They: find ways to increase production, invent machines to reduce labour, diversify uses of palm oil, control pests, marketing palm oil products,