Amazing Benefits of Palm Kernel Oil

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Aftrad Village Kitchen’s Palm Kernel Cooking Oil is produced by a reputable and leading supplier of coconut oil in Ghana.

Palm Kernel Oil is oil extracted from the kernels of the palm nut fruit. This oil is light in colour as compared to the palm nut oil which is red in colour. Palm Kernel Oil has a nutty flavour which can be likened to Toasted Sesame Oil and hence can be used as a good substitute.

Palm kernel oil can be used for cooking, as a skin and hair care product. The health benefits of this undervalued oil is just so amazing. The health benefits of this amazing oil is attested by Dr. Kaku Kyiamah.

Palm kernel oil has about 60% of medium chain saturated fatty acids, which are often used as intravenous (IV) infusion to improve extensively the health of premature babies and very young children with acute respiratory syndrome. It is also known that women and girls who eat meals containing palm kernel oil normal have painless and regular menses. Further, lactating mothers who eat meals with palm kernel oil tend to have rich breast milk. Eating palm kernel oil, like butter and coconut oil, as part of the daily meals and avoiding any food item with high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids has been known to prevent diseases and ailments such as piles, skin problems including pimples, eye problems, headaches, menstrual pains, still births, white, diabetes, hyper-tension, infertility, autism, diabetes, asthma, arthritis, cramps and many others. For many centuries palm kernel oil has been used to cure sores including male circumcision.

The adoption of Ghana’s God-given palm oil and palm kernel oil for food and other health purposes would benefit Ghana in many ways.

A few of the benefits include:

(a) reduction in the importation of “disease bearing trans-fat” poly-unsaturated vegetable fats including margarines and shortening resulting in savings in foreign exchange expenditure;

(b) prevention and effective management of lifestyle diseases including headaches;

(c) improvement in the overall health status of the whole population; and

(d) potential increase in the export of tropical fats.

…. By Dr. Kaku Kyiamah

Here are some of the other amazing benefits of Palm Kernel Oil

1. Zero Cholesterol

This is the most important health benefit provided by palm kernel oil. This makes it a perfect replacement for lard and butter in the cooking process. People with high cholesterol and heart disease can easily switch over to healthy palm kernel oil without worry.

2. Loaded with Antioxidants

With a sufficient amount of Vitamin E, rarely found tocotrienols and being loaded with anti-oxidants, palm kernel oil provides amazing anti-aging benefits. It prevents the occurrence of wrinkles and fine lines. It is capable of providing protection against harmful UV rays and other toxins. Therefore, it is wise to include palm kernel oil in your daily diet. It will keep your skin healthy and youthful.

3. Unsaturated Fats

The palm kernel oil is an amazing source of healthy unsaturated fats as well as medium chain fatty acids. This is what makes it perfect for use as a cooking medium. Moreover, these qualities make it ideal for healthier skin, bones and joints.

4. Rich in Vitamin K

Vitamin K is one of the most important fat-soluble vitamins that the body requires. It boosts bone health and also acts as a blood coagulant. Palm kernel oil contains high amounts of the vitamin and hence, is recommended for daily use.

5. Zero Trans-Fat

This is another great benefit of palm kernel oil. This amazing oil does not contain any Trans-fat, and is hence considered the ideal cooking oil for those looking to shed extra pounds.

6. Contains Vitamin A

Another important benefit of palm kernel oil is that it is loaded with Vitamin A. This vitamin is required for proper vision. Vitamin A also prevents the occurrence of different eye disorders, like night blindness.

7. Long Shelf Life

Besides the comprehensive health benefits offered by palm kernel oil, there are also other benefits that can be useful for the food industry. The oil doesn’t get oxidized under high cooking temperatures and during the course of storage. This makes it a better choice compared to vegetable oil. The oil can be used for commercial cooking, such as French fries and potato chips.

8. Filled with Nutrients

In addition to containing important fat-soluble vitamins, palm kernel oil also has high nutritional value. It has numerous nutrients that are essential for maintaining good health. The presence of palmitic acid, considered as a 16-carbon saturated fatty acid, makes it distinctive from other cooking oils.

9. Improved Hair Growth

Have you ever used Palm kernel oil for hair? Palm kernel oil shows amazing results on hair growth. It provides thorough conditioning, thickens hair and reduces hair fall by making it stronger. Used as a hot oil treatment, it provides a soothing effect along with the desired nourishment.

10. Provides Naturally Soft Skin

Besides the amazing anti-aging benefits provided by the palm kernel oil, it also makes the skin naturally soft and glossy without it getting a greasy appearance. This is the reason the oil is a key ingredient in many soap bars and skin creams. It also provides relief to ragged cuticles and itchy skin.

Palm kernel oil provides comprehensive benefits that are often overlooked. It not only improves skin and hair, but also has great nutritional benefits associated with it.

11. It is a great remedy for epilepsy  

Alternative medicine has shown that palm kernel oil is a wonderful solution when it comes to treating convulsion in kids. Its healing properties help combats the effect of epilepsy attack, as well as offering great relief.

12. It helps to detoxify the body

Palm kernel oil does not only remove toxins from the body, it also purifies every cell of the body as well as rejuvenating them.

13. It helps in controlling blood pressure

 Studies have shown that it also helps control the free flow of blood from the heart to other organs of the body. And by so doing, it helps in keeping the blood pressure under control, thereby preventing the risk of hypertension.

14. It tackles body odour

Owing to its unique strong smell, palm kernel oil helps tackle body odour when it is applied to the skin on a regular basis.

Information credit: by Renold Rajan, July 29 2019