Friday 27 February 2015

How to start Red Palm Oil business

Palm oil is derived from  palm tree (Elaeis guineensis) fruit and is referred to as "red palm oil" because of its rich dark red color in its unprocessed natural state. Palm kernel is also derived from the seed while palm kernel oil is derived from the kernel.

  It comes  as regular palm oil, but it is less processed and retains the red color from its high concentration of carotenes. It’s rich in vitamins A and E. Apparently, the process of creating regular palm oil strips out the carotenes along with other nutrients.

Palm oil ( dendê oil, from Portuguese) is an edible vegetable oil derived from the mesocarp (reddish pulp) of the fruit of the oil palms, primarily the African oil palm Elaeis guineensis, and to a lesser extent from the American oil palm Elaeis oleifera and the maripa palm Attalea maripa.
Palm oil is naturally reddish in color because of a high beta-carotene content. It is not to be confused with palm kernel oil derived from the kernel of the same fruit, or coconut oil derived from the kernel of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). The differences are in color (raw palm kernel oil lacks carotenoids and is not red), and in saturated fat content: Palm mesocarp oil is 41% saturated, while Palm Kernel oil and Coconut oil are 81% and 86% saturated respectively.
Along with coconut oil, palm oil is one of the few highly saturated vegetable fats and is semi-solid at room temperature. Like other vegetable oils, palm oil contain zero cholesterol,.
Palm oil is a common cooking ingredient in the tropical belt of Africa (Nigeria) . Its use in the commercial food industry in other parts of the world is widespread because of its lower cost and the high oxidative stability (saturation) of the refined product when used for frying.
The use of palm oil in food products has attracted the concern of environmental activist groups; the high oil yield of the trees has encouraged wider cultivation, leading to the clearing of forests in parts of Indonesia in order to make space for oil-palm monoculture. This has resulted in significant acreage losses of the natural habitat of the orangutan, of which both species are endangered; one species in particular, the Sumatran orangutan, has been listed as "critically endangered". In 2004, an industry group called the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

Human use of oil palms may date as far back as 5,000 years; in the late 1800s, archaeologists discovered a substance that they concluded was originally palm oil in a tomb at Abydos dating back to 3,000 BCE. It is believed that Arab traders brought the oil palm to Nigeria.
Palm oil from Elaeis guineensis has long been recognized in West and Nigeria  , and is widely used as a cooking oil. European merchants trading with West Africa occasionally purchases palm oil for use as cooking oil in Europe.
Palm oil became a highly sought-after commodity by British traders, for use as an industrial lubricant for machinery during Britain's Industrial Revolution.
Palm oil formed the basis of soap products, such as Lever Brothers' (now Unilever) "Sunlight" soap, and the American Palmolive brand.
By around 1870, palm oil constituted the primary export of Nigeria.


Main article: Fatty acid
Palm oil like all fats, is composed of fatty acids, esterified with glycerol. Palm oil has an especially high concentration of saturated fat, specifically, of the 16-carbon saturated fatty acid palmitic acid, to which it gives its name. Monounsaturated oleic acid is also a major constituent of palm oil. Unrefined palm oil is a large natural source of tocotrienol, part of the vitamin E family.

Many processed foods either contain palm oil or various ingredients derived from it.
After milling, various palm oil products are made using refining processes. First is fractionation, with crystallization and separation processes to obtain solid (stearin), and liquid (olein) fractions  Then melting and degumming removes impurities. Then the oil is filtered and bleached. Physical refining,  removes smells and coloration to produce "refined, bleached and deodorized palm oil" (RBDPO) and free sheer fatty acids,[clarification needed] which are used in the manufacture of soaps, washing powder and other products. RBDPO is the basic palm oil product sold on the world's commodity markets. Many companies fractionate it further to produce palm olein for cooking oil, or process it into other products.
Fatty acid content of palm oil


Myristic saturated C14
Palmitic saturated C16
Stearic saturated C18
Oleic monounsaturated C18
Linoleic polyunsaturated C18
black: Saturated; grey: Monounsaturated; blue: Polyunsaturated

How is Natural Red Palm Oil different from other palm oil (and why are they not red)?
There are very few natural, great tasting, red palm oils available in America. Most palm oil in America has been refined, bleached and deodorized and does not exhibit any color. This is because during the refining process they remove all substances (other than the fatty acids) from the oil resulting in purified oil similar to many of the other refined oils currently in the standard American diet. Soybean oil, Corn oil, Safflower oil, and Canola oil are all refined oils found in grocery stores throughout America today. Unfortunately, this means all those carotenoids, tocopherols and tocotrienols are not present in refined palm oil - they are removed by the refining process. However, if a palm oil is not refined, then it is a crude palm oil which contains a rancid taste. Neither option is ideal.

Wilderness Family Naturals' Red Palm Oil has the best of both worlds!

 The main fatty acid in olive oil. Natural Red Palm Oil is a vegetable oil and therefore does not contain any cholesterol, which is only found in animal or dairy products.
Some people refer to our natural red palm oil as a "high oleic palm oil". Oleic acid is the main fatty acid in olive oil and is a mono-unsaturated fat. All other red palm oils are over 50% stearic acid and not high in oleic acid. These other red palm oils solidify at temperatures similar to that of beef tallow. That's why other companies might tell you that red palm oil is always a solid.

Grades/Qualities of Palm Oil.
It is very important that you know  the right grade/quality as Palm-Oil have many grades and they are graded according to  the processing method.Type A: SPO,Type B: TPO,Type C: SLUDGE,Type D: ROUGH
Type A: SPO (Onu manu)- is low water content
Best quality. Used by food industries and cosmetic industries and any other factory for their best best quality production.
Type B: TPO (Asarasa manu)- It has High Water Content
Is being used for Black Soap making.
Type B, TPO, Type C: SLUDGE and Type D: ROUGH cannot be stored for the purpose of reselling. They are used by companies in the production of Black Soap, etc. These types are not supposed to be stored. If you store for 3-5 days it begins to smell. So when buying you have to be careful so that the suppliers don’t give you type B for type A.
Non Edible Use of Palm Oil.
Palm oil has non edible uses which is of great economic value and is an avenue for money making opportunities for those involved in it. These opportunities includes:
·        Soap/detergent,Candle,Cosmetics, Glue,machines lubricating,Greasing of industrial equipment and
·         production of bio-diesel. 

To start Red Palm Oil Business. For one to start this business, he/she need not much capital but much zeal and strength to do the work. The work is too strenuous. one can start with as low as N25,000 cash. Palm tree in Uli is so common that, every person including widows in Uli  controls more than fifty palm trees which can yield more than, N105,000 per a month.

 Savings: This money saved from other previous sources. (2) Loans. Some of them go out to relations and friends to obtain a loan.This may or may not attract interest of agreed percentage. (3)  An advance payment: This is a kind of loan but without interest. Advance payment is normally  made by palm oil and palm kernel buying companies early before the season.

There are four categories of dealers in the Red palm oil production, namely producers,retailers, Sub-distributors, and major distributors. Retailers are mainly women that are call in Igbo language, ndi Ohughara, while Producers buy from them and turn the palm nuts into
Red palm oil and then sell to wholesalers, who in turn sale to wholesalers. wholesalers will export it or sale to factories like Liver Brothers and other manufacturing companies. 
The Procedure in the production of Red Palm Oil.
1.Collection of the palm nuts.- 2. Boiling the palm nuts. - 3. Pounding the palm nuts. 4. Pressing. 5. Filtering. 6. Canning.

We can supply red palm oil to companies and individuals at cheaper prices as we supply in drums and tines.
Our human development training programmes are designed to assist our client set-up their respective business on a sound footing. The training cuts across different segment of the economy to include ICT, Industrial, Agriculture, Export, Import, Food, Beverage, Manufacturing,Plant/Machine Fabrication, Mining , Quarry, Telecommunication, Tourism and Transportation are facilitated by our seasoned professionals in their respective fields. In our next post, we shall write on how to produce palm kernel oil popularly known as PK oil.

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