A species of oil palm that originates from Africa. Today, palm is largely produced in Indonesia and Malaysia on plantations where it is mass cultivated.
The fruit of the palm produces palm oil while the kernel produces palm kernel oil, two types of fat with completely different properties.
Production of palm oil has increased yearly, and has replaced soybean oil as the world's most mass-produced oil. Palm oil is used widely, from as an oil for frying to use in chocolate. Palm kernel oil is a lauric fat with a constitution resembling coconut oil. Palm kernel oil is also widely used, from foods to cosmetics.
Confections and raw materials for cooking made by blending and processing dairy products and plant-based oils and fats, etc.
Chocolate made only from the main raw ingredients of cacao mass, milk, sugar, and cocoa butter, and does not use plant-based fats.