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10Oct

Video: The importance of palm oil in our food

We recently sat with Dr. Paul Wassell, Head of Research and Development at Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), to discuss the questions many people have on palm oil and its benefits to consumers and food manufacturers alike. … Continue reading “Video: The importance of palm oil in our food”

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18Sep

Palm oil’s role in feeding the world

Food security is a pressing global issue, with the Food and Agriculture Organisation reporting that over 815 million people are chronically undernourished. Palm oil, as an SDG commodity, plays a huge role in feeding the … Continue reading “Palm oil’s role in feeding the world”

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5Jul

The role palm oil plays in food nutrition

Palm oil is the most abundant natural edible vegetable oil in the world and yet, consumers probably don’t intuitively associate palm oil as being “natural”. In light of an increasingly health-conscious generation, where consumers want … Continue reading “The role palm oil plays in food nutrition”

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24Apr

5 facts about palm oil from plantation to your dining table

Close your eyes and imagine this: it’s a relaxing Sunday morning, and you’re at your breakfast table. You take a sip of your delicious creamy hot chocolate, and then a bite of your freshly toasted … Continue reading “5 facts about palm oil from plantation to your dining table”

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6Apr

10 facts about palm oil food production at our Marunda R&D centre

There are no shortcuts when it comes to producing food items for consumption, which is why our cooking oil, margarine, and other palm oil food products are prepared at the refineries under stringent conditions. We … Continue reading “10 facts about palm oil food production at our Marunda R&D centre”

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24Jul

Weighing the health benefits of palm oil in our food

It is likely that in the course of our daily lives, we consume several food products containing some form of palm oil. What kind of nutritional value does palm oil have and what health benefits … Continue reading “Weighing the health benefits of palm oil in our food”

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16Jul

How it works – Palm oil refining

There are many steps needed before we get that golden palm oil you see at the supermarket. One of the main steps in this long process is palm oil refining. At Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR) six … Continue reading “How it works – Palm oil refining”

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24Jun

Food safety is no piece of cake

Punjung Renjani, Food Technologist, 28 years old, Marunda “As a food technologist for Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), I work on product development, specifically margarine and shortening, which are palm oil-based ingredients typically used in baking pastries … Continue reading “Food safety is no piece of cake”

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4Jun

Plantation to mill in 24 hours

At Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), all fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) harvested in the plantations are delivered to the mills within 24 hours. Doing so results in a higher yield and quality of crude palm oil (CPO) … Continue reading “Plantation to mill in 24 hours”

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