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Palm Oil Action Australia | February 22, 2017

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What is Palm Oil?

WHAT IS PALM OIL?

  • Palm oil is obtained from the fruit of the African oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis).
  • African Oil palms originated in West Africa, but can flourish wherever heat and rainfall are abundant.  The majority of palm oil is grown and produced in Borneo and Sumatra; it is an introduced agricultural crop.
  • It is the world’s most widely produced oil, now overtaking soybean oil.
  • It is used in many food, cosmetic and hygiene products.
  • More information is available for palm-oil-action-brochure.