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Health And Nutrition Of Palm Oil

Health And Nutrition Of Palm Oil

Palm oil is rich in natural chemical components and thus is important for health and nutrition. It is a natural source of Carotenoids and Vitamin E. It is also a source of healthy fatty acids and it provides a great abundance of calories that fuel our daily lives. 


  • Carotenoids are natural chemical compounds that give crude palm oil the orange-red colour you see. Unrefined palm oil and crude palm oil are considered nature's richest source of carotenoids as compared to other vegetable oils. 

  • Most active and important form of carotenoids found in palm oil is carotene.

  • In general, most carotenoids contain Vitamin A, which is used as an effective antioxidant, helps reduces risk of cancer as well as heart disease. 

  • Lack of Vitamin A may cause blindness and various other medical complications.

Vitamin E

  • Palm oil is also very rich in Vitamin E.

  • Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant.

  • It is capable of protecting you against certain chronic diseases while delaying the ageing process.

Trans-Fatty Acid (TFA) Free

  • Fats from palm oil do not go through hydrogenation.

  • Hydrogenation produces TFA along with other saturated fatty acids.

  • There are many negative effects of consuming TFA such as heart disease, cancer or diabetes.

Nutritious Oil

  • Palm oil supplies fatty acids as well as other important fat-soluble micronutrients such as Carotenoids, Vitamins A, D, E and K.

  • Fatty acids are raw materials for building membranes of every cell in your body.

  • The micronutrients will keep your body cells healthy and functioning properly.

  • Without healthy fats and oils in your diet, you will be prone to sickness.


  • Palm oil is dense in calories.

  • One gram of palm oil supplies 9 Kcal of energy, which is 2 times more energy compared to one gram of protein or carbohydrates.

  • Adults require approximately 1,800 Kcal to 2,000 Kcal per day, of which 30% can be obtained from fats and oils.

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