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Use of palm oil other than cooking?

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Asked by Mohammed none Salim, 14 Nov '12 10:51 pm
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The single largest non-edible use of palm oil is in the manufacture of soaps. Palm -based soaps are well accepted by local and overseas users. Even tough saponification is a widely practiced process, the trend has moved towards neutralisation process from fatty acids. Palm oil produce high quality soaps with advantages including better perfume retention and being a vegetable oil fat it is therefore acceptable to all religions. The palm-based soaps are exported as bar soaps or soap chips/noodles.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 14 Nov '12 10:55 pm

 
  
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Palm Oil = Saturated Fat!
Many packaged cookies now boast that they contain 0 g of trans fat. However, this may not be the great news that it seems to be. In order to minimize or eliminate the use of trans-fat-laden partially hydrogenated oil, some food manufacturers have replaced it with saturated-fat-laden palm oil and palm kernel oil which may not be much better for you!

Numerous health authorities have warned against the use of palm oil in packaged foods. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute warned that the "high content of saturated fat... found in... palm kernel oil, palm oil, coconut oil, and cocoa butter" puts people at risk for heart attack or stroke. Indeed, the World Health Organization has also warned there is "convincing evidence" that palmitic acid increases the risk of heart disease.
Answered by jakir hussain, 15 Nov '12 01:14 am

 
  
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