The palm kernel is the edible seed of the oil palm fruit. The fruit
yields two distinct oils: palm oil derived from the outer parts of
the fruit, and palm kernel oil derived from the kernel. The nut is
derived after shelving the seed.
Palm kernel is among the tropical fruits that is attracting much
attention both within and outside the African continent. Although
it is a popular fruit especially on the African continent due to
its cooking oil, yet many people pay less attention in
understanding what this fruit is all about.
Although most people pay minimal attention to palm kernel fruit,
yet researchers reveal that this distinctive fruit and its products
are of immense benefits to the human race.
Extensive market research has revealed that palm kernel nut is an
everyday goods used by Industries. They are used in the production
of palm kernel oil and cake. Palm kernel oil is used in the
production of soaps and other food products while the cake is used
in the production of animal feeds.