Palm kernel is the edible part of the oil palm tree used in making
palm kernel oil.
Palm kernel oil is used in commercial cooking because of its
ability to remain stable at high cooking temperature and can be
stored longer than other vegetable oils.
It is packed with myristic and lauric fatty acids and therefore
suitable for the manufacturing of soaps and detergents.
Because palm kernel oil resists higher cooking temperature and upon
storage, it is used for commercial fried products such as
doughnuts, ramen noodles, potato chips and French fries.
The pulp left after oil is rendered from the kernel is formed into
palm kernel cake used either as high protein feed for cattle or
burned in boilers to generate electricity. Palm kernel oil is also
a good food for the hair and skin.