Scientific name: Elaeis guineensis
Common name: palm oil
Family name: Arecaceae
Origin: West and Southwest Africa
GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
- barrier agent
Function in Products
Method of extraction: Cold Pressed/Unrefined
Our organic extra virgin Palm Fruit Oil is pressed from the ripened fruit of the palm tree Elaeis guineensis. It is a rich source of Vitamin E oil and antioxidants, and is stable against heat and oxidation. Palm Fruit Oil is commonly used in food products as a healthier alternative when compared with other higher saturated oils, and is seldom used in cosmetic and bodycare products to help extend the shelf life.
Our organic extra virgin palm fruit oil is a rich source of vitamin E oil and antioxidants, and is stable against heat and oxidation. Palm fruit oil is commonly used in food products as a healthier alternative when compared with other higher saturated oils. It will melt at about 80-90 degrees and turn to liquid. This particular oil is unrefined and extra virgin. No chemicals or solvents are used during the extraction of our palm fruit oil. It is popularly used in baking, frying, food mixes, coatings, ice cream and many more.
Mountain Rose Herbs will only support palm oil programs which adhere to strict environmental sustainability programs. As is our standard, the harvester and manufacturer of the palm oil we offer adheres to highly detailed sustainable harvesting protocols with oversight from state and third party environmental programs including EcoSocial, and with the assistance of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil.
Free Fatty Acids- 2.37
Peroxide Value- 1.61
Iodine Value- 52.46
Melting Point- 80-90 degrees
Nutritional Values (per 100 gram sample)
Energy- 867 kcal
Total Fat- 100 g
Saturates- 47 g
Elaeis guineensis is a species of palm commonly called African oil palm or macaw-fat. It is the principal source of palm oil. It is native to west and southwest Africa, specifically the area between Angola and the Gambia; the species nameguineensis refers to the name for the area, Guinea, and not the modern country which now bears that name. The species is also now naturalised in Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Sumatra, Central America, the West Indies and several islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The closely related American oil palm Elaeis oleifera and a more distantly related palm, Attalea maripa, are also used to produce palm oil.
Human use of oil palms may date as far back as 5,000 years in West Africa; in the late 1800s, archaeologists discovered palm oil in a tomb at Abydos dating back to 3,000 BCE. It is thought that Arab traders brought the oil palm to Egypt.
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About ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (AFRICAN OIL PALM) OIL: Oil obtained from African oil palm, Elaeis guineensis.
Function(s): Skin-Conditioning Agent - Occlusive; EMOLLIENT
Synoym(s): ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) OIL, AFRICAN OIL PALM OIL; ELAEIS GUINEENSIS OIL; OILS, PALM; PALM ACIDULATED SOAPSTOCK; PALM ACIDULATED SOAPSTOCK; PALM OIL; PALM OIL; PALM OILS; PALM BUTTER; PALM OIL
Emollients , Antioxidants , Skin-Identical/Repairing Ingredients
Has emollient and antioxidant properties for skin (Source: Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 1997, volume 22, number 5, pages 761–769). See antioxidant , natural moisturizing factor (NMF)