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Amazing Benefits of Oil Palm For Our Life

Elaeis (from Greek, meaning “oil”) is a genus of palms containing two species, called oil palms. They are used in commercial agriculture in the production of palm oil. The African oil palm Elaeis guineensis (the species name guineensis referring to its country of origin) is the principal source of palm oil, it is native to west and southwest Africa, occurring between Angola and Gambia. The American oil palm Elaeis oleifera (from Latin oleifer, meaning “oil-producing”) is native to tropical Central and South America, and is used locally for oil production.


Practical Benefits of Palm Oil

Practical benefit is a benefit that can be derived from palm oil that has been processed for human life and also its surroundings. The following are the practical benefits of palm oil:

  • As cooking oil
  • As a mixture of biodiesel fuel
  • as lubricants
  • Butter-making materials
  • Pomade making materials
  • Material manufacture lotion and skin cream
  • Help cool the skin affected by burns
  • Can neutralize spicy flavor
  • Raw materials for paint
  • Raw materials for toothpaste
  • as putty
  • Can help the process tannery
  • As pet food
  • As a raw material in the steel industry
  • Can be composted

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