Monday, January 21, 2019

Palm oil Event by Malaysian Palm oil Council

Hi Guys,

Welcome back to my Blog πŸ˜€

Let’s plan to get a little more healthy in 2019!
Today I am going to talk to you about Health Benefits of Palm oil.

Malaysian Palm oil council (MPOC)  India hosted Palm oil Gourmet Delights Bloggers meet for bloggers at ARDOR 2.1 Connaught place, DELHI to clear myths and misconceptions surrounding palm oil. 

So let me take you through the entire event-

Firstly DR Bhavna Shah - Country Representative - India/Sri Lanka of Malaysian Palm Oil Council briefed us about the health benefits of Palm oil.

Health Benefits of PALM OIL -
  • It is a natural source of Carotenoids. Many carotenoids contain Vitamin A which is an effective antioxidant that helps strengthens the body’s immune system and reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease and cataract. 
  • Palm oil is rich in Vitamin E . In fact, no other vegetable oil has as much Vitamin E compared to PalmOil. Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant, capable of reducing  the harmful types of oxygen molecules (free radicals) in the body. This means they may help to protect you from certain chronic diseases, while delaying the body’s ageing process.
  • It is Trans fatty Acid (TFA) free. Solid fats made from palm oil are better for health as they do not have to go through hydrogenation. Hydrogenation of oils produces TFAs along with saturated fatty acids. TFAs can cause breast cancer, colonic cancer, and heart disease.
  • It is a nutritious oil. Another reason why you need palm oil is because it supplies fatty acids as well as important fat-soluble micronutrients like vitamins D, E and K. Fatty acids are raw materials for building the membranes of every cell in your body, including your bones, nerves and brain! The micronutrients keep your body cells    healthy.  
  • Palm oil is very rich in calories. One gram of palm oil supplies 9 Kcal of energy. Energy should come from all groups of food, including fats and oils. Adults need  between 1,800 Kcal to 2,000 Kcal per day, out of which up to 30% can be obtained from fats and oils.

After we were briefed about the health benefits in a presentation.We then moved for fun activities planned in the form of a Food Hunt.

They divided the bloggers in small groups and each group was given a clue card which  had the hint for the next restaurant.Once the group identified the name of the restaurant, they had to reach there and do an activity which was already set up for the participants. A lot of activities were conducted like a food hunt, blind tasting, salad making, interactive quiz and pan eating contest.

The Food hunt began with some clue cards.

Clue 1 -

Answer: Pandey Paan

So the Blogger Teams had to find the pan corner and go to enjoy the Butterscotch Pan!
The cashews in pan were fried in palm oil which helps in making it healthy.

Clue 2 -

Answer: My Bar Headquarters


So the Teams headed their for a fun SALAD making competition using PALM OIL.


It was a lot of fun using all the healthy ingredients and the main ingredient which added to blend them together was Palm oil

Clue 3-


So the bloggers headed here to test their knowledge about Palm oil in the form of a questionnaire.

Clue -4

So everyone went back to ARDOR2.1 and there was a blind tasting waiting for us.
There was a dish (Kadhai paneer) made in palm oil and ingredients of the dish kept in a plate and we had to guess all the ingredients of the dish by blind tasting them.

After completing all the activities the Winning blogger team won trophies presented by Dr Bhavna

This was a very enriching Event where we learned about so many health benefits of Palm oil.
So I will encourage all of you to try it out without any hesitation now!
Thanks to MPOC for such a wonderful event.

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