Plant Oils and Fats by Dr Jean Weber and Dr Khadijah Rambe – Public Talk

Date : 5 January 2019
Time:9.30 am
Place: Auditorium, MNS HQ JKR641, Jalan Kelantan, Bukit Persekutuan 50480 Kuala Lumpur

You are invited to attend forthcoming public talk in January 2019, by Dr. Jean Weber and Dr. Khadijah Rambe, Flora SIG Coordinator and volunteers. Save the date!

Oils and fats are two times more efficient as source of energy than the starch of cereals. Some oils such as alpha-linolenic acid and linoleic acid are essential for good health as our body cannot synthesize them. The first part of this talk presented by Jean Weber will be an illustration of the nomenclature and terminology of fat and oils at the molecular level in order to decipher the meaning of nutrition facts on food labels. Plant sources of different oils and fats will also briefly presented as well as their importance in food-chains.

The second part of this talk presented by Siti Khadijah will be more practical as she will share her experience about “home made” virgin coconut oil. Participants will learn how to simply extract virgin coconut oil from coconut milk in their kitchen without any heating or chemical processes. Potential health benefits and traditional uses of virgin coconut oil will be discussed.

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