Authors : Ekwenye U.N.
Abstract: Palm oil from different varieties of oil palm were examined for their nutrient composition. Palm oil as found to be rich nutritionally. Palm oil from dura variety was richer in unsaturated fatty acids and carotene as vitamin A than tenera variety.The dura variety also had higher iodine values in both loacations.Thus,palm oil from dura variety can prevent some diseases associated with one deficiency or the other as discussed in the study. This might account for dura variety being preferable and more adequate nutritionally than tenera.
Ekwenye U.N. , 2006. Nutrient Composition of Palm Oil from Different Varieties of Oil Palm and Health. Journal of Food Technology, 4: 172-173.