Palm Oil Developments No.61 (December 2014) p7-11

Nasi Lemak Cooked with Palm-based Santan is Comparable to that Cooked with Coconut Santan

Rafidah Abd Hamid

Santan is a Malay term for coconut milk. Santan is derived from the flesh of old coconuts. In recent years, there is high demand for coconut santan due to our increasing population and a higher standard of living among domestic consumers who prefer tastier food. At the same time, there is also high demand for fresh young coconut for drinks, etc. Thus, the domestic coconut production is not sufficient to fulfill both demands. Palm oil-based santan (hereafter referred to as palm-based santan) was developed as an alternative to coconut santan. Palm-based trans fat-free liquid santan has been in the market since 2010.

Author information:
* Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB),
6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi,
43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.