Bloggers meet for Palm oil
I was enthralled to be a part of the Bloggers meet for Palm oil cum Food Hunt event on 30th September 2019 .
The fun theme of this event was Bollywood and everyone was dressed as their favourite actor/actress.
All the bloggers were pleased to be assembled at Sunville Banquet after which there was a insightful Presentation by Dr Bhavna Shah ( Country Representative India and SriLanka – Malaysian Palm Oil Council)
and Mr Sandeep Bhan (COO of Sime Darby Oils, Part of Sime Darby Plantation, the biggest producer of sustainable Palm Oil. He has been in the industry for more than last 23 years, worked in various countries.)
Insights about Palm oil:
Dr Bhavna Shah enlightened us about how palm oil and its products has been used in traditional households and be a perfect replacement for hydrogenated oils such as soybean oil and canola.
Some examples of the products that a fried in palm oil or French fries,doughnuts, potato chips, noodles and nuts.
Also it has been a major ingredient in the world top selling chocolates like KitKat and Ferrero Rocher.
Palm oil supplies fatty acids as well as important fat-soluble micronutrients like vitamins K, E and D.
Advantages of Palm oil:
These micronutrients have played an essential role in keeping the body cells healthy and functioning properly.
Also, oil is rich in calories and experts calculate that an ordinary adult needs between 1800 KCal to 2000kcal per day.
Majority of which can be obtained from oils and fats.
Also palm oil is a natural source of vitamin E and carotenoids and other important fat soluble micro nutritients.
After an enlightening session by Dr Bhavana Shah and COO Mr Sandeep Bhan, Came the most fun part of the event which we all were excited about.
Yes, you guessed it right!
The food hunt in which we all were divided in small groups and each group was given a clue card which had the hint for the next restaurant.
Once your group identifies the name of the restaurant, you’ll had to reach there and do an activity which was already set for us. Activities included Blind Food Tasting, Salad Making etc. and we were rated by the judges for all of these activities.
These activities took place in the restaurants in Atria Mall like Baraana, the game and Light house cafe which was just below the event venue.
Later all of us got back to the venue after the final salad making activity.
The best part was that each and every activity was planned in such a manner that palm oil had a major role to play in all of it.
The next fun activity planned was the food relay where each team member had to pick a sweet item placed to be mixed with the icecream and complete eating that icecream after mixing all the ingredients.
Lastly, Everyone was given a minute to say a dialogue of the character we had dressed up and that was definitely the most dramatic and the fun part of the event.
After all these fun activities, there was prize distribution for Best Dressed Male and Female and one prize for the winner of Food Hunt Game.
Indeed, I am glad to be a part of such an insightful yet engaging event and bloggers meet.
I am truly honoured to be a part of of it with such honourable representatives from Malaysian Palm Oil Council.
I would personally love to learn more about palm oil especially If I get an opportunity to witness the plantations of palm oil in Malaysia first hand some day.
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