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Alpha Red Palm Oil

Alpha Pure Red Palm Oil is naturally reddish in color because it is the richest natural source of beta carotenes, about 30 times more than those found in carrots. Pure red palm oil is semi-solid at room temperature, and has a very distinctive taste and odor. It also contains powerful antioxidants that help to fight against aging effects and disease. Red Palm Oil is suitable for cooking different dishes including stews and soups. It is also ideal for frying, making sauces and dressings.

There are two types of Palm oil, Red Palm oil and Palm Kernel Oil.


Both palm oils are edible plant oils. They are derived from the same palm tree Elaeis guineensis. Red Palm oil, also referred to as Virgin Palm Oil, is not to be confused with palm kernel oil, though both are derived from the same fruit. Imagine an avocado with fruit pulp and a kernel; palm fruit is similar, the reddish pulp of the fruit provides the Red Palm Oil, while the seed is the source of the Palm Kernel Oil.

Alpha Pure Red Palm Oil


is naturally reddish in color because it is the richest natural source of beta carotenes, about 30 times more than those found in carrots. Pure red palm oil is semi-solid at room temperature, and has a very distinctive taste and odor. It also contains powerful anti-oxidants that help to fight against aging effects and disease. Palm Kernel oil on the other hand lacks carotenoids and is clear, not red; however, it is next to coconut oil another rich source of medium chain fatty acids (MCTs).

Pure red palm oil is in a semi-solid state at room temperature, and has a very distinctive taste and odor. In countries of origin, West Africa or Malaysia, natural palm oil has been used in diets for thousands of years. In western countries, it is often refined to bleach its color, and remove tastes & odor to improve appearance and acceptance. But it must be said that the 100% natural unrefined pure red palm oil remains the healthier choice.

In the Kitchen


Alpha Red Palm Oil is suitable for cooking different dishes including stews and soups. It is also ideal for frying, making sauces and dressings. Still care should be taken as overheating of red palm oil may diminish the carotene content. To preserve the components of red palm oil is best to add the oil to dishes towards the end of cooking to retain the nutrients. It has an intense bright red color which makes it desirable and defines the taste and appearance of the dishes in which it has been used.
Red palm oil possesses excellent cooking properties. It is more heat stable than other vegetable oils and imparts in foods and baked goods superior taste, texture, and quality. Red palm oil is one of the world’s healthiest oils. As a natural oil, it contains no trans fatty acids or cholesterol.

Health Benefits of RED Palm Oil

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ERROR Recent medical studies have shown that virgin (red) palm oil can protect against many common health problems.

 

Some of the health benefits include:

 

ERROR Improves blood circulation

ERROR Protects against heart disease and cancer

ERROR Boosts immunity

ERROR Improves blood sugar control

ERROR Improves nutrient absorption and vitamin and mineral status

ERROR Aids in the prevention and treatment of malnutrition

ERROR Supports healthy lung function

ERROR Supports healthy liver function

ERROR Helps strengthen bones and teeth

ERROR Supports eye health

ERROR Helps protect against mental deterioration, including Alzheimer’s disease

ERROR Highest natural source of health promoting tocotrienols

ERROR Richest dietary source of vitamin E and beta-carotene

Red Palm Oil is the richest source of beta carotene found in nature, about 30 times more than those found in carrots. Carotene is the basis for the formation of vitamin A in the body and this is essential for protection against night blindness, cataracts, age related muscular degeneration, free radicals (which cause cancer) and low immunity. Red palm oil also contains powerful anti-oxidants that help to fight against aging effects and diseases and has been successfully used as a treatment for Vitamin A deficiencies

Alpha Red Palm Oil conforms to kosher requirements and can be supplied with the relevant documentation at the customer’s request. Its production is certified according to ISO 9001:2000, including HACCP.