A Comparison between Palm and Canola Oil

By mohitbisht

Processed in a palm oil refining plant and obtained from the fleshy palm fruit, palm oil is one of the most used vegetable oils under the sun. The unrefined palm oil is also various times referred to as red palm oil because of its reddish-orange colour. The use of palm oil dates back to more than 5000 years in West and Southwest Africa. However, in modern times, the largest part of the palm oil that the world uses today is extracted from hybrid palm plants.

The nutritional contents of one tablespoon (14 grams) of palm oil-

  • Calories: 114
  • Fat: 14 grams
  • Saturated fat: 7 grams
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5 grams
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5 grams
  • Vitamin E: 11% of the RDI

 Uses and benefits of palm oil at a glance

Processed in a palm oil refining plant, Palm oil offers a balanced blend of nutritional composition and is popularly used around the globe in both homes as well as commercial eateries. More than 78% of the total palm oil the world produces today is used in commercial applications. One of the most prominent reasons behind its popularity as the most preferred oil is that it comes cheaper than all other cooking oils available today.

However, the people who live a sedentary lifestyle are advised not to have this oil in any way as the fat molecules of this oil are very large offering difficulty in easy digestion. Those who are active and playful can go for it without any second thought. Indeed, Malaysia is still the largest producer of Palm oil in the world today but some countries in South Asia including India have also started producing this oil making use of the extremely sophisticated palm oil refining plant.

Canola Oil 

Processed using state-of-the-art canola oil extraction equipment, canola oil is considered to be one of the best vegetable oils in terms of health-related concerns. Obtained from the canola plant, this oil is light, neutral in taste, rich in antioxidants, and a storehouse of good fats. When compared to other available vegetable oils, canola oil has been found the lowest one in saturated fat, trans-fat, and cholesterol. It is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E.

Due to these amazing properties and health benefits, canola oil is even prescribed to people suffering from fatal chronic diseases such as diabetes and a large number of heart-related ailments. Being light and healthy, canola oil can be taken by people of all age groups without any second thought. This is one of those oils that have a higher smoke point. This merit makes it the most suitable oil even to serve deep frying purposes in everyday cooking.

Concluding Remarks 

Mectech is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of the global quality palm oil refining plant and canola oil extraction equipment in India meeting the needs of national and international vegetable oil refineries. The company has been serving the industry for more than 40 years with innovative, cost-effective yet more productive oil refining solutions

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