Palm Oil Gourmet Delights Event

by - 1/15/2019

Yesterday I got the priviledge to be a part of the Palm Oil Gourmet Delights Event. I got to attend a very interesting session about palm oil, organised by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council. Dr Bhavna Shah, country representative of MPOC India/Srilanka briefed us about the benefits of Palm oil. This event took place in Ardor 2.1 Connaught Place.

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Did you know that everything you use after waking up in the morning has palm oil in it?

From packaged bread to cookies, toothpaste to detergent, margarine to chocolates, pizza to frozen desserts, almost every daily item contains palm oil. But palm oil is more than just an daily useful item.
It gives more yield than other vegetable oils, provides employment to lots of farmers which sustains the economy as well as the environment more.

So how does it help in economic and environmental sustainability?

Palm cultivation provides employment to poor people in the developing world especially Asia and Africa.

Not only that, it benefits importing countries too. It provides around 2.8 million jobs in importing countries like the United States, Europe, China etc.

It has contributed 38 billion USD growth in global GDP.

Palm Oil is a global product with global benefits.

How does it benefit the environment?

It's the world's most efficient oil seed crop.

It uses less land, less pesticides and less fertilizers than any other oilseed crop.

Also it has rich health advantages.

What are the health benefits?

Palm oil is rich in tocotrienols which has a big role in maintaining our health. Tocotrienol is one of the components of Vitamin E. Palm Oil is one of the richest sources of  Vitamin E.

Tocotrienols help in hair growth.

Since it has anti oxidants, it prevents wrinkling. It also increases moisture and elasticity of the skin.

They are neuro protective, ie they protect our nerves.

They reduce cholesterol in humans and prevents the formation of atherosclerotic lesions.

Reduce oxidative stress. Prevent gastric ulcer diseases.

Prevents prostratic cancer.

Last but not the least, it boosts immunity.

After the amazing presentation, we went on a food Hunt where we were given clues and we had to locate the place and perform the activities there.

Our first clue led to Paandey Paan. We had a paan there which had palm oil in it. It was delicious.

Our second clue led to Punjabi By Nature. There we answered a quiz that was based on the Palm oil presentation.

Our third clue led to My Bar Headquarters. There we created a salad in which palm oil was present as one of the dressings.

After that we came back to Ardor 2.1 and had a blind tasting event where we had to guess the ingredients of the dish.  The dish was cooked in palm oil. It was delicious! Then we had the winners announced and had a hearty lunch! What a great afternoon!

Are you ready to switch to palm oil?

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  1. I too got an invite of this one. I would have come if I knew you would be there. It seems you had so much fun. The whole game looks so interesting.

  2. I didn't realise that palm oil is in pretty much everything and it has so many amazing benefits xx

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  3. Ohh palm oil! I would love to try it!

  4. It's the first time I am hearing that I was Palm oil has such great benefits as well as we anyway have it daily even without noticing it. I surely am looking forward to use it more in my cooking.

  5. I was not knowing about this before...but after reading this blog I think I will try this for sure! Thanks for sharing.

  6. My Bar headquarters sounds like an amazing place for sure, would definitely like to visit there once, loved the way how you guys were so damn involved in finding the clues, in short loved the overall blog.

  7. I didnt knew that Palm oil has so many benefits. I always see the ingredient list of the food products that I purchase and find Palm oil in almost every of them. Good to know that it is beneficial.