Palm Oil

Author: Oi-Ming Lai
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780128043462
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book serves as a rich source of information on the production, processing, characterization and utilization of palm oil and its components. It also includes several topics related to oil palm genomics, tissue culture and genetic engineering of oil palm. Physical, chemical and polymorphic properties of palm oil and its components as well as the measurement and maintenance of palm oil quality are included and may be of interest to researchers and food manufacturers. General uses of palm oil/kernel oil and their fractions in food, nutritional and oleochemical products are discussed as well as the potential use of palm oil as an alternative to trans fats. Some attention is also given to palm biomass, bioenergy, biofuels, waste management, and sustainability. Presents several chapters related to oil palm genetics, including oil palm genomics, tissue culture and genetic engineering. Includes contributions from more than 80 well-known scientists and researchers in the field. In addition to chapters on food uses of palm oil, the book contains nonfood applications such as use as a feedstock for wood-based products or for bioenergy. Covers key aspects important to the sustainable development of palm oil.

Palm Oil

Author: Oi-Ming Lai
Publisher: Academic Press and Aocs Press
ISBN: 0128102306
Release Date: 2016-08-19
Genre: Science

This book serves as a rich source of information on the production, processing, characterization and utilization of palm oil and its components. It also includes several topics related to oil palm genomics, tissue culture and genetic engineering of oil palm. Physical, chemical and polymorphic properties of palm oil and its components as well as the measurement and maintenance of palm oil quality are included and may be of interest to researchers and food manufacturers. General uses of palm oil/kernel oil and their fractions in food, nutritional and oleochemical products are discussed as well as the potential use of palm oil as an alternative to trans fats. Some attention is also given to palm biomass, bioenergy, biofuels, waste management, and sustainability. Presents several chapters related to oil palm genetics, including oil palm genomics, tissue culture and genetic engineering. Includes contributions from more than 80 well-known scientists and researchers in the field. In addition to chapters on food uses of palm oil, the book contains nonfood applications such as use as a feedstock for wood-based products or for bioenergy. Covers key aspects important to the sustainable development of palm oil.

Palm Oil

Author: Oi-Ming Lai
Publisher: Amer Oil Chemists Society
ISBN: 0981893694
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Reference

Overview of palm oil,the world's largest vegetable oil by volume. Includes characteristics, its uses, also palm oil as alternative to using trans fats in foods, nutritional properties; oil palm genomics, physical, chemical and polymorphic properties, quality measurements.

The Oil Palm Complex

Author: Rob Cramb
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9789814722063
Release Date: 2016-03-28
Genre: Political Science

The oil palm industry has transformed rural livelihoods and landscapes across wide swathes of Indonesia and Malaysia, generating wealth along with economic, social, and environmental controversy. Who benefits and who loses from oil palm development? Can oil palm development provide a basis for inclusive and sustainable rural development? Based on detailed studies of specific communities and plantations and an analysis of the regional political economy of oil palm, this book unpicks the dominant policy narratives, business strategies, models of land acquisition, and labour-processes. It presents the oil palm industry in Malaysia and Indonesia as a complex system in which land, labour and capital are closely interconnected. Understanding this complex is a prerequisite to developing better strategies to harness the oil palm boom for a more equitable and sustainable pattern of rural development.

Edible Oils

Author: Smain Chemat
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351648530
Release Date: 2017-07-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book presents a wealth of knowledge about advanced processing techniques of edible oils. Such innovation includes the introduction of green recovery techniques substituting heavy use of petroleum solvents, which typically simplify manipulation and work-up, use less solvent and energy, and eventually give higher purity of the final product and reduce wastewater treatment costs. In addition, such important factors influencing the edible oil industry such as new product developments, patents, and global market changes are debated.

Vegetable Oils in Food Technology

Author: Frank Gunstone
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444339918
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Our dietary intake comprises three macronutrients (protein, carbohydrate and lipid) and a large but unknown number of micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc). Good health rests, in part, on an adequate and balanced supply of these components. This book is concerned with the major sources of lipids and the micronutrients that they contain. Now in an extensively updated second edition, the volume provides a source of concentrated and accessible information on the composition, properties and food applications of the vegetable oils commonly used in the food industry. Chapters are devoted to each type of oil, and an introductory chapter by the Editor provides an overview of the current production and trade picture globally. The book includes coverage of the modifications of these oils that are commercially available by means of partial hydrogenation, fractionation and seed breeding. The major food applications are linked, wherever possible, to the composition and properties of the oils. This new edition widens the range of oils covered, addresses issues related to trans fats reduction, and new composition data is included throughout. The book is an essential resource for food scientists and technologists who use vegetable oils in food processing; chemists and technologists working in oils and fats processing; and analytical chemists and quality assurance personnel. Praise for the first edition: "This excellent book consists of 337 pages in 11 chapters, written by 13 experts from six countries...the important vegetable oils are dealt with in great detail. With obesity on all out lips...this book also rightly defends itself and its content - namely, that all vegetable oils, when used correctly and of course in moderation, are indeed necessary to all of us." –Food & Beverage Reporter "Overall, the book covers all of the major oils which the potential reader is likely to approach it for... covers a wide range of topics from production, through composition to nutritional aspects... The volume is well indexed, particularly for the individual subject oils, and it is easy to find specific topics within its chapters." –Food Science and Technology "This latest book edited by Professor Gunstone belongs to the kind of books where the reader rapidly knows it will bring him a wealth of updated information concentrated in one book. The goal to 'serve as a rich source of data' on the thirteen major oils and their important minor components has been attained. There is a need for books of such quality." –European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology

Trans Fats Replacement Solutions

Author: Dharma R. Kodali
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781630670337
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre: Science

Epidemiological studies have continued to increase awareness of how trans fats impact human nutrition and health. Because of the adverse effects, trans fats labeling regulations were introduced in 2006. Since then, the fats and oils industry and food product manufacturers have researched and implemented a number of novel, practical, and cost-effective solutions for replacing trans fats with alternate products. This book provides a comprehensive understanding of the trans fats chemistry, labeling regulations, and trans fat replacement technologies. It also deals with world-wide trends and scenarios in terms of regulations and trans fat replacement solutions. Includes details on how trans fats became a part of our food chain, why they remain a health issue, and what replacement solutions exist Offers in-depth analysis of the structure, properties, and functionality of fats and oils Describes trans fats regulations and scenarios in different geographies around the world

The Agronomy and Economy of Important Tree Crops of the Developing World

Author: K.P. Prabhakaran Nair
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0123846781
Release Date: 2010-04-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Major tree crops contribute substantially to the economy of many developing countries on the Asian, African and Latin American continents. For example, coffee is the main revenue earner for Kenya. This book provides a comprehensive review of the agronomy, botany, taxonomy, genetics, chemistry, economics, and future global prospects of a range of crops that have great food, industrial and economic value such as cocoa, coffee, cashew, oil palm and natural rubber. Discusses the major tree crops of great economic value to the developing world The author is an eminent scientist who has won numerous awards for his work in this area

The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution

Author: Derek Byerlee
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190223007
Release Date: 2016-10-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Global production of soybeans and palm oil has increased enormously in the tropics over the last two decades. The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution provides a broad synthesis of the major supply and demand drivers in their production; their economic, social, and environmental impacts; and the future outlook to 2050. The planting of these crops is controversial because they are often sown on formerly forested or savanna lands, rely on large farmers and agribusiness rather than smallholders for their development, and largely supply export markets. This book provides a comparative perspective on their expansion with exports increasingly concentrated in Southeast Asia and South America. Because these crops are used for food, cooking, animal feed, and biofuels, they have entered the agriculture, food, and energy chains of many countries, linking consumers across the world to distant producers in a handful of exporting countries. This book is a profound examination of the economic, social, and environmental impacts of the oil crop revolution in the tropics. While both economic benefits and social and environmental costs have been huge, the outlook is for reduced trade-offs and more sustainable outcomes as the oil crop revolution slows and the global, national and local communities converge on ways to better manage land use changes and land rights.

Edible Oils

Author: Smain Chemat
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351648530
Release Date: 2017-07-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book presents a wealth of knowledge about advanced processing techniques of edible oils. Such innovation includes the introduction of green recovery techniques substituting heavy use of petroleum solvents, which typically simplify manipulation and work-up, use less solvent and energy, and eventually give higher purity of the final product and reduce wastewater treatment costs. In addition, such important factors influencing the edible oil industry such as new product developments, patents, and global market changes are debated.

Technology Adaptation and Exports

Author: Vandana Chandra
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821365083
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Social Science

The literature on technological change and growth has mainly used econometric models to establish that factors such as the degree of openness, skills, research and development expenditures, number of patents etc. are critical determinants of innovation and its effect on growth. However, this approach fails to explain the role of institutions and policies that created the environment for innovation. Using 10 case studies from developing countries, this book examines how governments fostered technological adaptation through public-private partnerships to develop world-class exporters in high-growth, non-traditional industries.

Handbook of Functional Lipids

Author: Casimir C. Akoh
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420039180
Release Date: 2005-07-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Consumer demand is creating rapid growth in the functional foods market - a market soon to reach $20 billion worldwide. As a result, the food industry has stepped up the development of functional lipids. These lipids impart health benefits when consumed and also impact food product functionalities. While many books have touched on the correlation between dietary lipids and health, there has not been a single-source guide specifically devoted to functional lipids - until now. The Handbook of Functional Lipids is a comprehensive reference that illustrates the science and applications of lipids in foods. The editor has divided the text into four parts for easy reference regarding topics that: explore the isolation, production, and concentration of functional lipids; explain how lipids provide food functionality; determine how lipids are engaged in health and nutritional functionality; and examine the role of biotechnology in functional lipids and discern their market potential. These sections synthesize the collaborative efforts of international experts at the forefront of lipid science and technology. They provide in-depth treatment for each subject in a straightforward and easy to read manner, making the Handbook of Functional Lipids a must-have resource for those interested in this rapidly growing field.

Omega 3 Oils

Author: Ernesto Hernandez
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780128043479
Release Date: 2015-08-19
Genre: Science

This book addresses new applications of omega-3 fatty acids from both plant and marine sources in food supplements and pharmaceuticals and covers three basic areas: structure and function, production and processing, and health effects. The authors review the latest clinical evidence on the impact of consumption of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on prevalent human diseases such as inflammation-related illnesses in general and cardiovascular illnesses in particular. They also examine technologies to purify marine oils and protect them against oxidation as well as novel techniques for their incorporation into foods. Covers the role omega-3 plays in general health and disease and includes several reviews on the latest clinical evidence Explains different methods to deliver omega-3 to the consumer, through various methods including food fortification, nutritional supplements, and more Considerations for the processing of omega-3 oils to minimize conditions that could destroy the nutrtional properties.

Concise Encyclopedia of Bioresource Technology

Author: Ashok Pandey
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 1560229802
Release Date: 2004-06-04
Genre: Medical

An easy-to-use reference source on the applications and management of biotechnology! The Concise Encyclopedia of Bioresource Technology is a unique resource for state-of-the-art research findings on biotechnological innovations and their potential for commercial exploitation. This comprehensive reference gives you immediate access to information on the application of bioresource technology as it relates to industrial, food, and environmental biotechnology. Practitioners, academics, and researchers representing a wide range of disciplines examine vital issues including the production and applications of microbial enzymes and organic acids, fermentation, wastewater treatment, and air pollution. The Concise Encyclopedia of Bioresource Technology will bring you up-to-date on advances in the applications and management of bioprocesses, biomass, bioenergy, biological waste treatment, biotransformations, and conversion and production technologies. This vital information has been organized in an easy-to-use format that lets you become familiar with highlights of the most relevant topics and includes photographs, figures, and tables. Issues addressed in the book include: agro-industrial residues for bioprocesses solid-state fermentation for bioconversion of biomass alcoholic fermentation food grade yeast production treatment of industrial effluents anaerobic animal waste environments reactors for wastewater treatment and much more! The Concise Encyclopedia of Bioresource Technology is a vital resource for practitioners, researchers, and academics working in the areas of biotechnology, chemical engineering, resource, energy and conservation sciences, process technology, applied microbiology, and farm and industrial waste technology.

Small scale Palm Oil Processing in Africa

Author: Kwasi Poku
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9251048592
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This publication provides information on the processing of palm oil fruits for the extraction of palm oil and palm kernel oil by small-scale mills in Africa. It is hoped that this will help promote the improvement of yield and quality of palm oil production and contribute to the modernisation of small-scale palm oil factories in Africa.