Indonesia announces ban on palm oil exports |


The red-brownish palm oil is extracted from the pulp of the oil palm. There is also palm kernel oil from the seed of the fruit. Palm oil is mainly used in Asia for frying and frying. However, it is also found in numerous foods, for example in margarine, chocolate, spreads containing cocoa, ice cream, baked goods, pizzas and other convenience products. Palm oil is also mixed into animal feed, and detergents, soaps, cosmetics, candles and lubricants are high in palm oil. The raw material is also used for biofuel. Indonesia is in the crossfire of criticism for destroying its rainforest for palm oil cultivation.

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