Palm kernel oil is an edible oil derived from the kernel/nut of the oil palm. Palm kernel oil is mostly produced in the eastern part of Nigeria. It is commonly used in commercial cooking because it's cheaper than other cooking oils and also because it can be stored longer. Unlike other cooking oils, Palm kernel oil is cholesterol free and can be used by weight watchers and old people.
Palm kernel oil can serve the same purpose as coconut oil but it isn't popular outside west Africa.
Palm kernel oil has lots of health benefits, it's high in Lauric acid which helps raise blood cholesterol level. It's also rich in vitamin K which is important for bone health and coagulation factor in blood. Palm kernel oil is rich in antioxidants and can also be used to cure convulsion in children.
BENEFITS OF PALM KERNEL OIL FOR NATURAL HAIR
⁃ soothes the scalp
⁃ Moisturises and conditions the hair
⁃ Reduces shedding and balding
⁃ Fights dandruff
⁃ Gives shine,softens hair and generally keeps your hair healthy.
NB :: Palm kernel oil has the same hair benefits as coconut oil and castor oil,so you can substitute your castor oil for Palm kernel oil if you are looking to cut cost this new year. Also, get your bottles and Palm kernels ready cause next week we will be learning how to extract Palm kernel oil from the comfort of our homes.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!!