Palm Oil Refining Process
June 10, 2011 Leave a comment
The physical refining is the preferred processing method as it is more efficient.
This process involves degumming of the crude palm oil, bleaching, filtering and decolorizing at 265-270 oC
under a vacuum of 4 torr or below. The resultant refined, bleached and deodorized palm oil (RBDPO) can be used
as frying medium for the instant noodle industry and also for ice cream manufacturing. The RBDPO is further
fractionated to produce liquid fraction of RBD palm Olein, which is used as domestic cooking oil. The solid RBD stearin is an excellent raw material for making soap.