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Palm Oil VS Palm Kernel Oil
When talking about palm kernel oil, people are always confused with palm oil. Therefore firstly let’s make clear what is palm oil and what is palm kernel oil. Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil derived from the reddish pulp of the fruit of the oil palms, so palm oil can also be called palm fruit oil. Palm oil is naturally reddish in color because of a high beta-carotene content. While palm kernel oil is derived from the kernel of oil palm fruit and it is obtained by pressing and extraction from the palm nut kernels by palm kernel oil press machine, after which the palm nut kernel oil is refined by palm kernel oil refining machine. Its color is not red. At room temperature, crude palm kernel oil is solid, yellowish-brownish and has a characteristic smell and taste. Once it has been refined, it becomes a white to yellowish seed oil with a typically neutral, pleasant taste. It contains more saturated fats than palm oil and is very commonly used in commercial cooking because the higher saturated fat content allows for greater stability at higher temperatures and better shelf life.
Palm kernel oil has been widely used in many kinds of fields, furthermore its relatively low price than other vegetable oils makes it more competitive. Palm kernel oil is an essential ingredient in the manufacture of myriad of products such as many types of chocolates, chewing gum, lipstick, washing powder, doughnuts, soap, and bio-diesel. In Asia, palm kernel oil use is very wide as cooking medium and for noodles which has created a $44 billion industry. According to trade reports China and India are the two biggest importer of palm oil production in the world. Besides, palm kernel oil does not contain cholesterol, so it is a healthy substitute for butter and lard in cooking. Palm kernel oil, when used alone or when mixed with other oil (like, Shea butter) helps in nourishing, and preventing dry skin. Palm kernel oil also aids in healthy hair, nail, and lips treatment. Use as an hot oil treatment on dry, hair scalp for that soothing feeling and needed moisture. Moreover, palm kernel oil can be used in the aluminium industry as a grease during rolling and deep-drawing processes for aluminium sheeting.
Palm kernel oil is a common cooking ingredient. It is semi-solid at room temperature, and is more saturated than palm oil and comparable to coconut oil. Palm kernel oil production is a relative complex process requiring a number of distinct process step which begins with the shelling palm nut kernels which is a time ,labor consuming and hard work.
► The first and most important step is to separate the kernels and shells. How to get the palm kernel is really a tough job for many people. The traditional cracking way will damage the kernel and cause waste. If you want to start a small workshop, a palm nuts kernel shelling machine can help you solve those troublesome work. The palm nuts kernel shelling machine is mainly applicable for cracking palm nut kernel shells with high efficiency. And what you only need to do is putting the palm nut kernels into the palm nut kernel shelling machine and then operate the machine which is easy operation and labor &energy-saving.
Are you ready to start your palm kernel oil production business?Come on, get your equipment and try!