Data Source and Documentation
|Rank ||Scientific Name and Common Name |
|Order ||Arecales |
|Family ||Arecaceae ⁄ Palmae – Palm family |
|Genus ||Elaeis Jacq. – oil palm |
|Species ||Elaeis guineensis Jacq. – African oil palm |
Also asked, why is palm oil bad?
Palm oil, palm kernel oil, and coconut oil — the so-called tropical oils — got a bad reputation because they're high in saturated fat, which has long been linked to heart disease. Saturated fat boosts "bad" LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, both of which are risk factors for heart disease.
What are the uses of oil palm?
Palm oil in many countries is used as a simple frying oil, but many other markets make use of both palm and palm kernel oil:
- Consumer retail food and snack manufacturers.
- Personal care and cosmetics (mainly palm kernel oil)
- Biofuel and energy.
- Animal feed (palm kernel expeller)
What is botanical name of oil palm?
Why is palm oil so popular?
It is the highest-yielding vegetable oil crop, which makes it very efficient, and very popular. It needs less than half the land required by other crops (such as sunflower, soybean or rapeseed) to produce the same amount of oil. This makes palm oil the least expensive vegetable oil in the world.