Pressed mesocarp fibre oil or commonly known as pressed fibre oil (PFO) has gained attention due to its potential in palm oil industry. This type of oil is basically extracted using solvent extraction from palm pressed mesocarp fibre produced after pressing stage as shown in Figure 1. On dry basis, the mesocarp fibre contains up to 5% to 8% of oil (Abd Majid et al., 2012). Since palm pressed mesocarp fibre constitutes of mesocarp fibre, kernel shell, crushed kernel and debris, the PFO has the characteristics of all these products with high triglycerides, palmitic and oleic content from mesocarp and high diglycerides and lauric acid from palm kernel (Neoh et al., 2011).
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