African oil palm

Benefits of African Oil Palm

Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), African tree in the palm family (Arecaceae) and has various English names such as Macaw fat tree, Oil palm tree, and Palm kernel oil. It is cultivated as a source of oil and as ornamental especially in Manila and in other larger towns.

Palm oil is obtained from the fruits and it is used in making soaps and candles. The palm kernel oil is produced from the seeds and it is used in making edible products such as vegetable butter, ice cream, cookies, and as well as many pharmaceuticals. It also contains high levels of natural antioxidants and it is also used for healing wound.

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