tropical oil


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tropical oil

n.
Any of several vegetable oils, such as coconut oil and palm oil, derived from tropical plants. Tropical oils are high in saturated fats and are used especially in soaps, candles, and cosmetics as well as in pastries and baked snacks.
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Stocks in Indonesia and Malaysia - top producers of the tropical oil - are expected to rise for the next two months, as demand from key buyers typically slows because palm oil solidifies in winter months.
That's resulted in governments and producers struggling to improve the perception and marketability of the tropical oil, and has prompted the creation of a sustainability roundtable that monitors the industry.
The tripling of areas planted with tropical oil crops since the 1990s marks the largest transformation of global food and agricultural systems since the Green Revolution.
Colombia's national oil company, Empresa Colombiana de Petroleos, was chartered in 1948 and subsequently launched in 1951 to supersede the Tropical Oil Co., the nation's first producer.
Benchmark Malaysian palm oil prices should get a boost if Indonesia soaks up more of its crude palm oil for blending into biodiesel as the country moves to B20, leaving less of the tropical oil available for exports.
Although the impact of a dry spell on oil palm trees will be felt later, rising Indian demand and fears of tight supply should drive up prices of the tropical oil. Palm prices soared 57 percent in 2009, partly due to El NiAaAaAeA~
As a further investment in Hamburg to reduce the cost of raw materials, Cargill is building a new jetty from which to unload tropical oil vessels.
This tropical oil has natural sunscreen properties and healing moisturizers and has been used by Hawaiians for centuries to protect their skin from the sun, wind and sea.
Every month workers from the Tropical Oil Company appear in La Catunga in search of Sayonara's favors.
The US multinational Tropical Oil was granted the first foreign oil concession in Colombia, in Barrancabermeja, in 1916.
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