What is palm oil?

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What is palm oil?

fruits huile de palme

Palm oil is extracted from the fruit of an African palm tree known as the oil palm. It is simply obtained by pressing the pulp, which is 50% oil. The oil palm, when grown under the right conditions, produces fruit throughout the year.

The oil palm’s per-hectare yields are far superior to those of other oilseed crops: eight times more than soybeans and six times more than rapeseed.