Crude Palm Oil


It is obtained from the mesocarp of the fruit of the African palm, (Elaeis guineensis Jacq.) By mechanical extraction process. It is characterized by having a 1: 1 ratio of palmitic acid and oleic acid, which gives it a high stability to oxidation and does not require hydrogenation (precursor process of trans fatty acids). In turn, it has a high content of vitamins A (carotenes) and vitamins E (Tocopherols and Tocotrienols). It is a vegetable oil naturally free of cholesterol and fats.

Suggested use

Crude palm oil is used in its natural form as a raw material in the production of biofuels, soaps, animal concentrates, among others.

Thanks to its ratio of fatty acids, oil is obtained two fractions: stearin (solid) and olein (liquid), which have a wide range of uses at industrial level.