Food-Hunt Event organised by MPOC :
Ever wondered how many mysterious ingredients are present in our daily use products ? Do you know, there is this one ingredient common in Nutella, Ferrero-Rochers, Cadbury Dairymilk and even Maggi noodles. In fact, this particular ingredient is also used in various cosmetics and beauty products. Can you guess this ingredient ?
Its nothing but Palm Oil !
Palm Oil is Orange-reddish in colour and is majorly extracted from Palm fruit found in an African Oil Palm Tree. Geographically Palm Oil is grown at the countries near the Equator, and therefore the Largest Producers of palm oil are Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India etc. But the best yeald of Palm Oil is found in Malaysia and therefore “Palm oil is Nature’s Gift to Malaysia, and Malaysia to the World”
MPOC – Malaysian Palm Oil Council is basically an organisation who promotes the Malaysian Palm Oil and various products which use Malaysian Palm Oil. One of their main objectives is to make the world aware about the graciousness of Palm Oil and how it is beneficial in all the fields be it Environmental, Economical, Technological etc.
Recently, MPOC organised a lively event at Red Carpet Banquet, Malhar Mega Mall which involved an induction session and some of most interesting tasks. This was a Food-Hunt Event in which the participants were supposed to guess the name of the Restaurant/Cafe using hints on the given clue-card, where an engaging task was given, after completing the task they were again given a clue-card stating the hints to the name of the next restaurant where further tasks were given. And this so called restaurant–hunt continues for a multiple times.
As stated above, the event started off with an induction session where the Origin, Composition, Extraction and Economical, Technical & Environmental Benefits of the Palm Oil were briefed by Dr. Bhavna Shah-Country Head (India & Srilanka). Here a powerpoint presentation and an interesting video was presented :
Food-Hunt : Clue-1 :~
After such a thought-provoking session finally then clue-cards were distributed and the first clue indicated the nearest possible Pub i.e. 10 Downing Street, where these fusion-full platter containing Lettuce, Olives, Cherry Tomatoes, Pineapple, Apple, Cucumber, Mayonnaise etc. were displayed. The task was to dress a salad and brief about its qualities and its USP !
Palm Oil Significance : The Mayonnaise used in the salad had Palm Oil as an essential ingredient !
Food-Hunt : Clue-2 :~
After the interesting salad dressing competition the next clue-card indicated the next Restaurant called Panchavati Gaurav, which serves Vegetarian Rajasthani & Gujarati Cuisines. Here was the most compelling task was given where the participants were blindfolded and they were supposed to taste and find out the ingredients of the dish served. The participants were served nothing but traditionally prepared yummy bhaji which is mostly served in North-India with Pav as Pav-Bhaji.
Palm Oil Significance : One of the most predictable ingredient of bhaji was Palm Oil which have high nutritional values !
Food-Hunt : Clue-3 :~
The next clue wasn’t easy, as the upcoming stop was nowhere nearer. It was Simply-Veg which is situated at C-21 Mall, next to where the previous destinations were. There the task was to complete the test containing multiple choice questions related to the induction session briefed on Palm Oil.
Food-Hunt : Clue-4 :~
The final Clue-Card was super easy as the hints targeted to the Sky Blue Sports Bar, which is just next to the previous restaurant. Here the task was fun as well as enjoyable. The participants were supposed to Hogg over a huge bowl of ice-cream as fast as it was possible.
Palm Oil Significance : The ingredients used in the ice cream bowl like Nutella, Ferro Rocher and Cookies has Palm Oil as one of the ingredient.
Finally the participants gathered to the beginning hall for winner declaration and price distribution. The event was concluded with a delightful dinner catered by 10 Downing Street.
Overall, the event was a memorable one. Special thanks to Dr. Bhavna Shah & MPOC for organising such an energetic event and also for enlightning about such great qualities of Palm Oil !
Here are the details to know more about MPOC – Malaysian Palm Oil Council :
Website : http://www.mpoc.org.in
About MPOC : http://www.mpoc.org.in/market-statistics-2/
About Malaysian Palm Oil : http://www.mpoc.org.in/about-palm-oil/
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