PALM OIL ITS UTILITY IN INDIA IN THE 1970's, TILL NOW:
At that point of time India didn’t have Obesity and Overweight problems, and started comming up in the 1990's. Indians were considered Under nourished. It is true also. So the extra fatty acids in palm oil was not considered a problem for such people.
And eating out was not as high as is now, particularly Junk Foods and untimely fried foods. Now the scenario is different. Eating out has become the order of the day for all, particularly street food.
Then the sales of “Prepared Packaged food” was not so high. While manufacturing or preparing such Foods in healthy “Cold Pressed Oil”, was not profitable as the prices of safer oils prohibitive. As such the manufacturers make made a beeline for Chwaper Oil.
The awareness and discussion on Saturated Fats, Atherosclerosis, Bad cholesterol and Heart Health started in the 1970’s.
Oils with high fatty acids content became semi solid in room temperature like 24 -28 C. Coconut oil becomes semi solid at 24C. So Cardiologist advised reducing such oils that becomes semi solid in room Temperature.
But Palm oil gets semi solid even at higher Temperature at 35 C. AS PALM OIL CONTAINS MORE FATTY ACIDS. more
" Why sudden increase in Diabetics, thyroiditis, blood pressure, arthrities, renal patients have increased in thousands across the country irrespective of age or life styles. Any reason, have we ever bothered or discuss? "
Yes Mr. Ratti sir, we have started hearing less of Mustard oil now. So do the Tamilians rarely hear about Gingily oil, made from Sesame seeds. more