Uses of palm oil and
top 2 producing countries of palm oil
General Knowledge 2022
Palm oil is widely used in pastries and baked food products as an alternative to butter or hydrogenated vegetable oil.
Palm oil is widely used in personal care and cleaning products and provides a foaming agent in almost every soap, shampoo or detergent.
About 70% of personal care products, including soaps, shampoos, makeups and lotions contain ingredients derived from palm oil.
Palm oil is used to produce
both methyl ester and hydrodeoxygenated biodiesel.
The use of palm oil as biodiesel emits three times as much carbon as using fossil fuels.
Palm oil is applied to wounds for its supposed antimicrobial effects.
People use palm oil to prevent and treat vitamin A deficiency.
It is also used for malaria, heart disease and cancer, but there is not enough scientific evidence to support these uses.
Indonesia and Malaysia are the world's largest and second largest producers of palm oil, respectively.