oil palm elaeis guineensis plant facts

oil palm, elaeis guineensis, plant facts - eden project

Oil palm, Elaeis guineensis, plant facts - Eden Project

Facts The oil palm is second only to the soybean in terms of world use as a vegetable oil.  Many foods, including ice cream, chocolate and crisps, have palm oil as an ingredient. Although 90% of the world’s palm oil is used in food, other uses include soaps, shampoo, lipstick and engine oil.

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elaeis guineensis - health effects and herbal facts

Elaeis guineensis - Health effects and herbal facts

Elaeis guineensis is a species of palm commonly called African oil palm or macaw-fat. It is the principal source of palm oil. It is native to west and southwest Africa, specifically the area between Angola and the Gambia; the species name guineensis refers to the name for the area, Guinea, and not the modern country which now bears that name.

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elaeis guineensis - useful tropical plants

Elaeis guineensis - Useful Tropical Plants

Elaeis guineensis is a handsome evergreen, single-stemmed palm tree that can grow up to a height of 20 - 30 metres

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factsheet - elaeis guineensis (african oil palm)

Factsheet - Elaeis guineensis (African Oil Palm)