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A joint venture of the Govt. of Kerala & the Govt. of India

Oil Palm India Limited was established in the year 1977 with the objective of propagating Oil Palm cultivation in the country and more particularly in Kerala. From 1983 onwards the Company started functioning as a joint venture of the Government of Kerala and Government of India with share participation of 51% and 49% respectively. The paid-up share capital of the company is Rs.11.78 Crores.

What is palm oil?

Palm oil is also known as palm fruit oil. Palm oil is said to be nature's gift to the world. Consumed for more than 5,000 years, its nutritional value, health benefits and value as a natural resource continue to be discovered even today. Palm oil is produced from the fruit of the oil palm tree Elaeis guineensis. Oil palm is the only fruit that can give two types of oil. Since it is a vegetable oil; not an animal or dairy product, and therefore does not contain cholesterol.

Palm Oil History

Palm oil (from the African Oil Palm, Elaeis guineensis) can be traced back to more than 5000 years ago. Palm oil was long recognized in West African countries. It is used widely among West African peoples as cooking oil. In the seventeenth century European merchants trading with West Africa occasionally purchased palm oil for use in Europe, but as the oil was bulky and cheap, and due to the much higher profits available from slave-trading,


Tocotrienols are members of the Vitamin E family comprising of Tocotrienols and Tocopherols. Tocotrienols differ from the Tocopherol's in that they contain three double bonds in the side-shain (see molecular structure). Tocotrienols Isoprenoid side chain has three double bonds as compared to Tocopherol's saturated side-chain. In total, there are four types Tocopherols namely alpha, beta, gamma and delta and four corresponding of Tocotrienolsisomers.