I love food-based events and the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) recently organized a fun food event in Ahmedabad wherein they invited all the food and lifestyle bloggers from the city to take part in a fun contest and awareness session about the benefits of Palm oil.
The event was a lot of fun as MPOC organized a treasure hunt of sorts in collaboration with some of the best restaurants of the city and the bloggers had to solve the clues to get to the next destination and take part in a fun food activity organized there. The various restaurants that took part in this activity include K’Bobs, Sugar n Spice, Barbeque nation, and Happy Singh which are all known for their great food and amazing service all over Ahmedabad. The theme of the event was “Retro” so it was so much fun to see all the participants in fun avatars from the yesteryears! There was even an award for the best-dressed participant. The theme of the event was judged by Mrs. Manjusha Chaturvedi.
The various activities organized as a part of the event included salad making, blind food tasting, ice cream eating, and fun quizzes on Malaysian Palm oil Council and benefits of palm oil. Each of the groups had to decipher a clue to reach the next restaurant and there were huge hampers of food products for the winners of the activity. The event ended with an awareness session with Dr. Bhavna Shah who is the country head of India and Sri Lanka for MPOC.
I got to know many benefits of Palm oil in this event and how Malaysia gifted this oil to the world. This oil is an ideal replacement for the expensive cooking oils like canola oil and soybean oil. The fact that palm oil can sustain high temperatures without disintegrating makes it an ideal oil for frying. In fact, many restaurants across the world use this oil for food preparation and there are many other palm oil uses as well.
Some of the other health benefits of palm oil include:
- Prevents cardiovascular diseases
- Enhances your energy levels
- Reduces risk of cancer
- Improves fertility
- Improves your vision
- Is good for the skin as it is rich in beta-carotene.
- Is high in vitamin E which makes your hair and skin look healthy.
The event was a huge success and saw many of the city’s top food and lifestyle bloggers in attendance. I am also sharing some pictures with you guys to get an idea of how successful the event was.
So that was all about this fun event organised by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council. Do you use palm oil and know about its multiple benefits?
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Wow, that sure does sound fun. Sadly I don’t think I’ve ever used Palm Oil before. Not for cooking anyway but I like the fact that it can reach really high temperatures. That’s a huge plus. I’ll have to see if they stock some at our local supermarket here in South Africa
What an inovative and fun way to do an event. I love your pictures, especially the blindfolded one (but I am too chicken to ever try that). I am sure I have heard of palm oil before, but I don’t think I have ever seen it. Since my bf deals with high blood pressure, I may have to add this to the list of things he can use for cooking. Thanks
I never used palm oil before but can totally see why people use it! In terms of cooking and because I’m south european/ mediterranean, almost everything we do is with olive oil, hehehe
but I’m not sure about hygiene related products… they might have some palm oil, I’m checking that out!
I had no idea palm oil was such a big deal, or that it came from Malaysia. Thank you for sharing the info about it. Looks like you had a fun, informative event.
This was a definitely beautiful event and I am so happy I read about the properties of the palm oil. Reducing the risk of cancer is sooo important nowadays so I see why it’s used for cooking! I am going to use it more from now on!
Oh what this sounds like such an exciting event to be a part of! I love that they teamed with local bloggers and reasturants and the treasure hunt sounds like an awesome way to shake up something that is also very educational and rewarding! Also what a great way to meet local bloggers alike!
That is so cool! I can’t wait to get invited to events like this. I actually use a Palm Oil based soap, ok so not food related but it is really great for the skin too! I love that there are sustainable products that can be used for a variety of things.
Sounds like you experienced a fun and educational event. The food looked so colorful!
This looks like an amazing event with loads of information and interesting facts. I have never used Palm oil for cooking but after reading all the benefits, I am interested to try this.
I try to avoid Palm Oil unless it comes from sustainable forests. In most places, it’s a huge contributor to deforestation and is driving orangutans and elephants to extinction in some places. Many zoos in the US advise the public not to use palm oil because of its effects on the environment. (I hope this doesn’t come off as rude, I just wanted to explain what I know about it)
I don’t use palm oil, although I would be open to it. The area of Spain I live in is known for olive trees, so olive oil is everywhere. I love how they made it into a fun game!
It looks like you have attended a really fun event! I didn’t know about the benefits of palm oil before and I have never cooked with it because in my country we use mostly olive oil. I will look for palm oil in the supermarket for when I have to make fried food.
I have never used palm oil nor did I know about the benefits before reading all of this. I don’t even think I’ve seen in in stores. I cook with mostly olive oil and if we fry anything, it’s with canola oil. We also started using coconut oil after we heard about its many benefits; however, coconut oil changes the flavor of your food so we only use it in foods where its taste doesn’t overpower the flavor of the food.
Thank you for sharing all of this great info on palm oil! It sounds like a great all around oil. What a fun event!
that looks like you had a great time with them!
Sounds like a beautiful event! and the food looks great! you must have so much fun! I had never used palm oil though
I’ve never heard of or used palm oil before! Can it be substituted in the place of other oils when cooking and in baking or just for cooking?
Sounds like a beautiful and informative event! The food looked delicious.
That was such an informative event. Never thought that palm oil reduces the risk of cancer. We seldom use palm oils at home but with this information given, I am convinced that we, as a family, must use this product! As our goal, this 2018 is to be more healthy and to improve our lifestyle.
It looks like a great event. I have no idea that palm can lessen the risk of cancer in the world. I will definitely recommend this to my family to improve my healthy lifestyle.
I’ve never used palm oil. Thank for all the information. I am going to look for it in the grocery store next time I go. I learned something new.
Everyone is raving about coconut oil and I’m so glad you are introducing and educating us on something else… I didn’t know so much about palm oil prior to this, and I’m glad to know them!
I have no idea that palm oil can reduce the risk of cancers, it can prevent cardiovascular diseases, and improve our visions. This is such an informative and detailed posts. I only used corn oil and knowing the good health benefits of palm oil I will use it now and add to my grocery lists. Glad you shared this.
This sounds like a fun evening. Coconut oil is great for so many things, thanks for sharing this.