palm oil is so cheap because the trees are extremely productive.
These villages used to harvest rubber, cacao, palm oil, and coffee beans.
The hot, humid climate on parts of the continent is perfect for palm oil plantations.
Despite the high ecological cost of palm oil, its cheap price has kept demand high.
In fact, its cheapness is the main thing that palm oil has going for it.
Melt the tallow in a boiler, then add to it the palm oil as soon as the mixture boils, and put out the fire.
Tallow and palm oil require lye of a density of 15° to 18° Tw.
These carry out cargoes of palm oil and cotton, in an unfailing supply, to England.
They missed their palm oil and other accustomed articles of diet.
The palm oil is exported to English ports and is used largely in the manufacture of a superior toilet soap.
Money used for bribery and graft
[1627+; because it is used to grease one's palm]