HOW IS COCONUT OIL EXTRACTED
Coconuts are first collected and the ones used for copra, that is the dried inner flesh or the meat, are split open in the field with an axe. The Coconut’s meat is scooped out, amassed, and taken to a drier, which can be as simple as solar drying or a rack over a fire. It can also be as sophisticated as a kiln. The drying process can take up to 4 days. To produce 1 ton of copra, approximately 6,000 fully mature coconuts are required.