Palm Kernel is the bye-product of Palm Oil Processing. The Oil Palm fruit when processed yields Palm oil,Fiber and Palm nuts. When you crack the nut , you will have Palm kernel and Shell. Palm Kernels are referred to as the edible part of a Palm nut that has been cracked and removed from inside the cell.
The importance of Palm kernel is derived from the economic importance of the bye-products which are Palm kernel Oil (P.K.O) and Palm Kernel Cake (P.K.C)
Two types of Palm Kernel Oil:
The White Kernel Oil: This type of Palm kernel oil is extracted from cracked nuts which is later crushed and pressed to obtain a jelly. This is used at homes and industries for making soap, body cream and lubricants .The Black Palm Kernel Oil: Is extracted by burning Palm Kernel at high tempe
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