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Table 1

Specification for refined, bleached and deodorised (RBD)/neutralised, bleached and deodorised (NBD), palm stearin.

Parameter Requirement

PORAMa MS 815:2007b Codex CXS 210-1999c
Free fatty acid (% as palmitic), max 0.2 0.2
Moisture and impurities (%), max 0.15 0.15
Iodine value (g I2/100 g oil), max 48 48 48
Melting point (°C), min 44 44
Colour (5 1/4 Lovibond cell), max 3 Red 3 Red
Apparent density (g ml−1) (at 60 °C) 0.8813–0.8844 0.881–0.885
Refractive index (ηD at 60 °C) 1.4482–1.4501 1.447–1.452

PORAM 2012


MS 815:2007


Codex CXS 210-1999.

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