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Carotino Palm Oil

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    It is uniquely rich in natural pro-Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Lycopene, all of which are powerful anti-oxidants. Vitamin A is essential for healthy skin, hair, teeth and good vision, while Vitamin E is important for maintaining a healthy heart and blood.
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    It is a good, natural source of vital nutrients Omega 3 and Omega 6. These nutrients are important for good health, normal growth and cell regeneration and cannot be manufactured by the body and must therefore be supplied by the diet.
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    It has no trans-fatty acids, is not hydrogenated and contains no artificial colorings or preservatives. It is an anti-oxidant.
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    It is ideally suited for all types of cooking especially African & Caribbean cuisine.
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    This is one of two oils with the best nutritional profiles second being olive oil..


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    Crude palm oil is unrefined compare to Carotino. Unlike Carotino, it gives off-taste due to the free fatty acids content. Carotino does not contain free fatty acids and other unpurified substances and it has a shelf life as long as three years.
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    What does molecular refined palm oil mean? This is a refining process which only use low temperature and high vacuum to retain all the nutrients of palm fruit oil. And thus Carotino oil retains all nutrients(especially Carotenes) which deprive in other yellow vegetable oils.
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    Phytonutrients �(from the greek phyton for “plant� simply means a �nutrient from a plant.�It is another group of nutrients necessary for optimal health other than fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.
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    Natural Carotenes - One of the best documented phytonutrient. Carotenoids give the colour yellow, orange, and red to fruits, vegetables and oil palm fruitlets.
    The benefits include:

    1. Anti-cancer
    2. Anti-oxidant properties
    3. Protects against stroke
    4. Protects against cataracts
    5. Reduces risk of cancer
    6. Reduces risk of heart disease
    7. Anti-ageing
    8. Increase body immune system
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    Tocotrienols were discovered during 1954 and it is a new group of vitamin E. Vitamin E is a generic name and it includes two subclasses which are tocotrienols and tocopherols. Tocotrienols benefit include: 60 times more potent as antioxidant than tocopherols. Reduce risk of cancer especially breast cancer Reduce risk of heart disease Lower blood cholesterol Anti-ageing
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    Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Another subclass of Vitamin E. It is one of the most common antioxidant to maintain general health of our bodies.
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    Co-enzyme Q 10 is a nutrient which is more powerful than tocotienols as an antioxidant. Its well-known benefits are:

    Protects heart
    Protects against skin, breast and postate cancers
    Increases body immune system
    Slowing down the progression of Parkinson’s disease
    Prevents against migraine
    Protects against age-related macular degeneration (Vision problem related to old age)
    Boosts male fertility
    Generates energy in our body cells
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    Carotenes and Vitamin E in CAROTINO act as scavengers of damaging free-radicals and play a protective role in ageing,atherosclerosis and cancer.
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    A free radical is any chemical species that has one or more unpaired electrons. They are like vandals loose in your body. The one or more unpaired electron give negative charge, which drive them around the body looking for cells with which they can attach. These reactions damage our body cells and caused diseases. Internal source of free radical is oxidative processes of breakdown of food.
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    Atherosclerosis is the hardening of artery cause by build-up of fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste products, calcium and fibrin in the inner lining of an artery.
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    Free fatty acids are fatty acids that do bound or attached to other molecules. It doesn’t benefit your body system.
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    Beta and Alpha carotenes and subclasses of carotenes. Beta carotenes makes up 60% carotenes of Carotino oil and alpha carotenes around 34%. The benefits are similar like carotenes in general.


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