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REFINED PALM OIL

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Refined Palm oil, like all fats, is composed of fatty acids, esterified with glycerol. Palm oil has an especially high concentration of saturated fat, specifically, of the 16-carbon saturated fatty acid palmitic acid, to which it gives its name. Monounsaturated oleic acid is also a major constituent of palm oil. Unrefined palm oil is a significant source of tocotrienol, part of the vitamin E family.

 parameter  specification

product type palm oil
free fatty acid (as palmitic) 0.10% max
iodine value (wijs method)  50.0 min
melting point (celcius)  33.0 – 39.0 max
color (5 quarter lovibond cell) 3.0 red max
moisture + impurities   0.10 % max
cloud point (celcius) 10.0 max
peroxide value (meq/kg) 1.0 max

Refining

After milling, various palm oil products are made using refining processes. First is fractionation, with crystallization and separation processes to obtain solid (stearin), and liquid (olein) fractions. Then melting and degumming removes impurities. Then the oil is filtered and bleached. Physical refining removes smells and coloration to produce “refined, bleached and deodorized palm oil” (RBDPO) and free sheer fatty acids, which are used in the manufacture of soaps, washing powder and other products. RBDPO is the basic palm oil product sold on the world’s commodity markets. Many companies fractionate it further to produce palm olein for cooking oil, or process it into other products.