Palm Oil Engineering Bulletin No.139 (Jan - Apr 2022) p37-41
Potential of Oil Palm for Ferulic Acid Cultivation
Ng Mei Han*; Nu’man Abd. Hadi* and Yahaya Hawari*

Ferulic acid is a polyphenolic compound that has been found to exhibit various beneficial properties such as being antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, etc. It is a lesser-known phenolic compound in the oil palm. The presence of ferulic acid was detected in various parts of the oil palm and its products such as the fruits, mesocarp fibre, empty fruit bunch (EFB), palm kernel cake (PKC) and fronds. The amount of ferulic acid that could be recovered from these sources depends largely on the extraction methods. Nevertheless, the oil palm and its products are good sources for the cultivation of natural ferulic acid.

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*Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), 6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.

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