It is generally agreed that the oil
palm (Elaeis guineensis) originated
in the tropical rain forest region of
During the 4th to 17
centuries, some palm fruits were taken to the
1.1 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives of this research work are to analyze carefully:
· The importance of palm oil
· The nutritional value of the fruit
· The processing methods on oil recovery and the microbial qualities of palm oil.
· It will also analyze the origin, method of propagation, environment requirement etc of oil palm.
1.2 DEFINITION OF TERMS
Effect: This is the result caused on something by another entity
Processing: This can be defined as the stages a particular thing undergoes before its’ perfection. In the context of this study it is seen as the stages involved in oil recovery.
Method: this is the procedure undertaken by a particular entity.
Oil recovery: This can be seen as the art of extracting oil or recovery oil from the oil palm fruit.
This can be seen as the microbial characteristics of a particular thing. Based on the content of this study, it is the microbial or the level of microorganism in palm oil.
2.0 LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1 PALM OIL
Palm oil is made from the fruit of