Berkeley International is a specialist in sourcing products worldwide.
Our Team for palm oil products  
  • John Eyton

  • Nik Alexander

Our main office is In Malaysia.

Palm Oil is the major product and is exported from Malaysia and Indonesia.

There are many products which are produced from the oil palm.

Please read our introduction to palm based products.

  • We can offer all palm oil products, from Crude Palm oil to refined palm oil.

  • Refined palm oil and refined palm olein are the main cooking oils which are exported worldwide.



What is palm oil?

Palm oil is obtained from the flesh ("mesocarp") of the oil palm fruit. Like olive oil, palm oil is a fruit oil. Palm oil should not be mistaken for palm kernel oil which is extracted from the kernel or seed of the palm fruit.

Therefore, the oil palm fruit is unique. From the fruit two distinct types of oils are produced - palm oil and palm kernel oil. Both are edible oils but with very different chemical composition, physical properties and applications. Each palm fruit produces about 90% palm oil and 10% palm kernel oil

Palm oil has a balanced composition of both saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. Coupled with nature's gift of high vitamin E content, the oil is naturally very stable.

Palm oil contains an equal proportion of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. It's particularly rich in the saturated palmitic acid (44%), with substantial amounts of the monounsaturated oleic acid (40%), and smaller amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids (10%).

Palm oil has had a history of food use of over 5,000 years, and this major oil in the world's oils and fats trade is currently consumed in over 130 countries worldwide.


Is palm oil similar to palm kernel oil?

No. Many people mistaken palm oil for palm kernel oil. Palm kernel oil has very different chemical composition and physical characteristics compared to palm oil (see Figure 1). Both these oils come from the same fruit but they are uniquely different. Palm oil comes from the flesh or mesocarp of the fruit while palm kernel oil comes from the kernel or seed of the fruit.

Palm oil and palm kernel oil have different impact on heart disease risk due to the different composition of fatty acids. Human studies have reported that palm oil tends to be "neutral" while palm kernel oil is distinctly cholesterol-raising.

Palm oil is mainly used for edible purposes while palm kernel oil is used for non-edible purposes such as making soaps, cosmetics and detergents.




 CRUDE PALM OIL Origin: Malaysia
Free Fatty Acid 5% max
Moisture & Impurities 0.25% max
Melting Points (C) 33-39 max
Iodine Value (Wijs)V 56 min
Dobi 2.4 min
Colour 3.5R/3.5Y






Free Fatty Acid

5% max

Moisture & Impurities

0.5% max

Melting Points (C)

33-39 max

Iodine Value (Wijs)V

50-56 min


2.3 min




What Is palm olein, palm stearin and super palm olein?
Palm oil is semi-solid at room temperature (20C). The liquid portion could be physically separated from the solid portion of palm oil by fractionation. After fractionation the liquid portion is called "palm olein", which is commonly bottled and sold as cooking oils. The solid fat portion is called "palm stearin" and it is commonly used to formulate trans-free fats such as margarine, shortening and vegetable ghee. Sometimes the palm olein is further fractionated to a more liquid fraction called "super palm olein". This oil fraction could withstand colder temperature than palm olein before they cloud or solidify.
Crude Palm Olein Specifications
Free Fatty Acid 5% max
Moisture & Impurities 0.25% max
Iodine Value (Wijs) 56 MIN
Melting Points (C) 24 max
Crude Palm Stearin Specifications
Free Fatty Acid 5% max
Moisture & Impurities 0.25% max
Iodine Value (Wijs) 48 min
Melting Point (C) 44 max
Refined palm oil products for food and industrial use. This can be supplied in retail packing or industrial packing up to flexitanks or bulk.
Please send email for more information on what can be supplied.

Most people hear about palm oil.. as a cooking oil.

Link to PALM COOKING OIL products.


Please ask for our 9 page PDF  introduction to Palm Oil - from Plantation to the bottling plant. It shows the processes, as well as the specifications and uses of the products.  If you are a broker or agent, you can send that document to your end buyers. It will help them learn about the palm oil business.
There are many uses for palm based products - which are not for food or human consumption.

Below are links to a few of them on our website

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