FGV introduces healthier oil, fat alternatives

by NUR HANANI AZMAN / pic by MUHD AMIN NAHARUL

DELIMA Oil Products Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of FGV Holdings Bhd, is introducing healthier plant-based alternatives under the Premeo brand in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

Premeo animal fat replacer, dairy fat replacer and frying oil are healthier plant-based alternative fats for food and dessert manufacturers, as well as for industrial use such as heavy-duty deep-frying for quick service restaurants.

FGV group CEO Datuk Haris Fadzilah Hassan said this introduction is in line with FGV’s endeavour to meet the growing demand for genuine high-quality plant-based fats and oils, in countries such as South Korea and Japan, especially in the frozen food and desserts sectors.

He said the company is aware of the growing interest towards more sustainable food sources and increased preference in plant-based foods, fuelled by a shift in consumer diets.

“With this new offering from Premeo, food manufacturers can offer top-grade products with a wide range of health benefits which are free from pathogenic content and pest microbes.

“Developed through extensive research at the FGV Innovation Centre in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, our new specialty fats and oils offer industrial customers more choices which are naturally cholesterol-free, rich in Vitamin E, and consists zero trans-fat,” he said in a statement today.

Premeo fat replacers provide similar function and texture of animal and dairy fats, while enhancing nutritional value at more affordable costs.

“As for premium frying oil, it can withstand longer heavy-duty frying, giving more value to our customers while producing superior results,” Haris Fadzilah said.

Premeo animal fat replacer is a high-end vegetable-based fat which imitates the mouth-feel of animal fat in food products.

It is an affordable alternative for animal fat made from palm oil, which is formulated to replace either raw beef or chicken fat in the manufacturing of emulsion meat specialty products and formed meat specialty products.

Premeo dairy fat replacer is a palm-based vegetable fat which imitates the function of milk fat while offering a healthier and more economical substitute to the dairy fat typically used to produce frozen desserts.

Meanwhile, Premeo frying oil is a premium grade cooking oil made from specially harvested palm fruits that are processed within a very short period of time to achieve low free fatty acid content.

Offering excellent colour stability without compromising the quality of taste, frying activities can be carried out 30% longer than palm oil and palm olein which are produced based on specifications set by the Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia (PORAM).

Ultimately, this reduces oil wastage, improves productivity with 40% extra frying life when topped up, and better cost savings of up to 20% to 40%.