Palm oil is the most used vegetable oil worldwide. It is produced from the pulp of the oil palm fruits. The oil palm is the most profitable crop in terms of land use and the most sustainable, particularly thanks to its circular production method.
Having an oil yield that is 6 to 8 times higher than other vegetable oils, oil palm cultivation reduces the need for agricultural land and preserves ecosystems.
The oil palm
The oil palm is a species of palm commonly with leaves of almost 5-meter-long and the main supplier of vegetable fat. Its fruits, very rich in oil, grow in bunches, also called "fresh fruit bunches", at the crown of the plant. The palm oil is extracted from the pulp of the fruits by simple hot pressing, without solvents or chemical additives.