Produced from the Oil Palm, grown in tropical climates, principally Malaysia, Indonesia and West Africa. The trunk of an oil palm can grow 15-30m tall. The oil palm bears fruit from it's third year and produces a full yield from it's twelfth and continues to bear fruit until it is sixty years old. An oil palm can live for up to 120 years.
The fruit of the Oil Palm grow in bunches weighing from 13 to 18kg. with each bunch consisting of over 1000 fruits. The fruit consists of a fibrous layer of pulpy flesh, which has a fat content of 40% Palm Oil, and a hard kernel or stone which contains 50% Palm Kernel Oil.
Having a relatively higher proportion of saturates than most other major oils, Palm Oil is extremely stable, and is suitable for most cooking and frying applications. Crude (unrefined) Palm Oil is a bright orange semi-liquid, which is usually rendered into a creamy-white solid in the refining process. When produced and sold in solid, block, form, Palm Oil is extremely convenient to store, transport and to handle. It is extensively used as a frying oil in the fish and chip trade.
Fish and Chip lovers across the UK will be coming together again on Friday 1 June 2018 to once again celebrate the nation’s favourite dish and NEODA are proud to be organising this special day again. Following the phenomenal success of the event last year, National Fish & Chip Day 2018 will see people throughout the country celebrating their love of the this iconic meal from fish & chip shops, pub chains, restaurants, retailers, to the fishermen and farmers who provide the sustainable and natural ingredients used to create it. We want to help Fish & Chip shops across the UK benefit from this awareness day and can offer advice on decorating your shops, running special promotions and competitions and generally creating a huge buzz about fish and chips. Keep an eye on this website for further information.
NEODA offers huge congratulations to the winner of the National Independent Fish and Chip Shop of the Year for 2018 - Millers Fish and Chips, Haxby. Congratulations also to 2nd placed Burton Road Chippy, Lincoln and 3rd placed Harbourside Fish & Chips, Plymouth.