RBD Palm olein is refined, bleached and deodorized form of palm oil which is extracted after crushing palm fruit. It is used in many countries as edible cooking oil.
RBD Palm Olein is the liquid fraction obtained by the fractionation of palm oil after crystallization at controlled temperatures. It is used as an important raw material in the manufacture of soaps, washing powder and other hygiene and personal care products.
Palm oil is obtained from fresh fruit bunches (FFB) of oil palm cultivated in plantations. There are several commercial variants of palm oil available viz: Crude Palm oil, Crude Palm olein, RBD (Refined Bleached Deodorized) Palm oil, RBD Palm olein and Palm Kernel Oil.
When the semi-solid palm oil is refined, it separates into palm olein and palm stearine. The palm olein has different characteristics than the palm oil, most notably that it remains completely liquid at room temperature. It is highly heat resistant, similar to palm oil, and it also resists the formation of breakdown products during frying and increases the shelf life of many products.
RBD Palm Olein is especially suitable for frying and cooking. Main applications of RBD Palm Olein include salad and cooking oils in households, industrial frying fat of instant noodles, potato chips, doughnuts and condensed milk.