What Is Frytol Oil?
Frytol Is a blend of non-hydrogenated vegetable oils (sunflower oil, palm oil and rapeseed oil) carefully selected and combined to give excellent frying performance and long life. Frytol is Halal certified.
Wilmar International Limited has today re-launched one of its flagship products “frytol” onto the Ghanaian market.
The launch which aims to help the company reconnect to lost consumers and attract new patrons, was also used to announce the cholesterol free nature of frytol and its importance to a balance diet.
“frytol is cholesterol free and it is produced from our own palm oil. The same oil that we get from our plantations here in Ghana. For us, we are here to assure our customers that we are still giving our best and producing the best. Frytol has been on the market for over three decades and we need the younger generation to know about this brand that has nurtured them from childhood.”
Materials and Methods
- Sample Collection
Ten liters each of three plant source cooking oils viz., coconut oil, palm kernel oil and vegetable oil (frytol) material were purchased from the Tema Community One open market in the Greater Accra region. The oil samples were transported to the laboratory in a sealed ice chest and stored in a cool dry place at room temperature until ready for use.
- Physico-Chemical Analysis
- Moisture Content Determination
The moisture content of the samples was determined using the method of AOCS . Five grams (5 g) of each oil samples were dried at 70˚C at a constant pressure of 70 mm Hg for a period of 5 hours.
- Free Fatty Acid (FFA) Determination
The method of AOCS was used to determine the FFA using 5 g of the oil samples and 95% ethanol/ether (1:1) with phenolphthalein as an indicator. A titration with 0.1 N NaOH was done against the oil samples shaking constantly until a pink colour persisted.
Moisture Content of Oil Samples
The three different oil samples which were vegetable oil (frytol), palm kernel oil and coconut oil had moisture contents of 0.40%, 3.33% and 0.14% respectively. A p-value of 0.001 was obtained from the statistical analysis of the mean moisture content values of the three different oils signifying that there was a statistically significant difference between the oil samples. Palm kernel oil was found to have the highest moisture content among the selected oil samples. According to Samuel and Alabi , it is of interest to know the moisture content of palm kernel oil and this must be within 10% to prevent unpleasant odour and mould formation on storage. Even though palm kernel oil recorded the highest moisture content, it is within the 10% range and hence will not easily form mould during storage.
According to Codex Standards for fats and oils from vegetable sources (1999), the maximum level of moisture in vegetable oils should be 0.2%. Coconut oil had moisture content below the standard indicating that it could be acceptable. Vegetable oil (Frytol) and palm kernel oil had moisture content that was above the standard indicating that their quality is not up to standard and this could be associated with poor handling during their packaging.
- Chemical Properties of Oil Samples
The chemical properties that were analyzed were saponification value, peroxide value, free fatty acid value and iodine value . The free fatty acid (FFA) value of fat and oils predicts the extent of hydrolytic rancidity and oil deterioration. Palm kernel oil was found to have the highest FFA of 11.64% as shown in and this was above the 5% limit established by Codex Alimentarius. This anomaly can be attributed to the high temperature and/or relative humidity in the storage environment. Subsequently, the palm kernel oil obtained from the market is not of good quality and can have adverse health effects on the consumer. Conversely, vegetable oil (frytol) and coconut oil were within the range of reference indicating they are of good quality and fit for human consumption.
Is Frytol Oil Healthy?
Conversely, vegetable oil (frytol) and coconut oil were within the range of reference indicating they are of good quality and fit for human consumption.
What Is Use In Making Frytol?
Staying true to its Ghanaian roots, while being committed to deliver consistent quality, Frytol is made from palm oil partly produced by local farmers which makes it great for all of your cooking requirements; whether you’re frying or using oil as a recipe ingredient, the purity of Frytol oil will ensure your food.
Frytol Oil Prices In Ghana:
The prices of frytol oil in varies in Ghana due to the types & sizes (Litres) on the markets; So the prices ranges from GH¢33.00 – GH¢850.00…!!!