Oil palm

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Oil palm is the name of different species of palm trees, which are mainly used to produce vegetable oil:

  • The genus Elaeis contains two species, which are used to produce palm oil
  • The Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) is used to produce coconut oil
  • The Maripa palm (Attalea maripa) produces edible fruit; seeds of these palms have been found at sites dating to 9.000 BP.