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Кітапты жабуTraining Programme for Women Entrepreneurs in the Food-processing Industry - Volume II (UNIDO, 1985, 286 p.)
Папканы жабуChapter 2 Vegetable Oil Extraction
Құжатты қарау(introduction...)
Құжатты қарау2.1 Oilseeds
Құжатты қарау2.2 Groundnut/Palm Kernel
Құжатты қарау2.3 Coconut
Құжатты қарау2.4 Palm Fruit

2.3 Coconut

PROCESS

NOTES

Dehusk

This is faster by skilled workers (3-4 nuts per minute).

Crack

Crack manually, water can be saved for vinegar production.

Shell

Pieces of coconut meat dried (copra) for later oil extraction, grind before use to 6-10 mm pieces or meat shredded using reamer (Fig. 8) for immediate use.

Press

Press 15-20 kg in 20-60 mins. (Fig. 4) Emulsion (or 'milk') extracted. Expeller may be used for copra.

Heat

Heat to 80-90° C to break the emulsion.

Skim oil Clarify

Small clarifier available (Fig. 6).

Package

Pack in lightproof, airtight containers.

Store

Store away from heat, sunlight etc., shelf life 2-12 months expected depending on packaging and storage conditions.