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Copra drying in the sun
Copra drying in the sun

Copra is the dried meat, or kernel, of the coconut. The name copra is derived from the Malayalam word kopra (കൊപ്ര) for dried coconut. Copra is not to be mistaken as the scientific name for coconut (Cocos nucifera L., Arecaceae or palm family). Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1189x1339, 289 KB) Summary Copra drying in the sun. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1189x1339, 289 KB) Summary Copra drying in the sun. ... Dry may refer to: Dry, an album by PJ Harvey. ... Binomial name Cocos nucifera L. The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera), is a member of the Family Arecaceae (palm family). ... Malayalam (മലയാളം ) is the language spoken predominantly in the state of Kerala, in southern India. ... Genera Many; see list of Arecaceae genera Arecaceae (also known as Palmae), the Palm Family, is a family of flowering plants belonging to the monocot order, Arecales. ...


Coconut oil is extracted traditionally by grating or grinding copra, then boiling it in water. It was developed as a commercial product by merchants in the South Seas and South Asia in the 1860s. Nowadays, the process of coconut oil extraction is done by crushing copra to produce coconut oil, and the by-product is known as cake. Coconut oil, also known as coconut butter, is a fat consisting of about 90% saturated fat, extracted from coconuts and used in cosmetics as well as baking and cooking. ... Hogarthian image of the South Sea Bubble by Edward Matthew Ward, Tate Gallery More well known than The South Sea Company is perhaps the South Sea Bubble (1711 - September 1720) which is the name given to the economic bubble that occurred through overheated speculation in the company shares during 1720. ... South Asia is a southern geopolitical region of the Asian continent comprising territories on and in proximity to the Indian subcontinent. ... // Events and trends Technology The First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States is built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ...


Making copra — removing the shell, breaking up, drying — usually is done where the palms grow. Today, large plantations with integrated operations have appeared, but in former years copra was collected by traders going from island to island and port to port in the Pacific Ocean. Genera Many; see list of Arecaceae genera Arecaceae (also known as Palmae or Palmaceae), the palm family, is a family of flowering plants, belonging to the monocot order Arecales. ... A plantation is an intentional planting of a crop, on a larger scale, usually for uses other than cereal production or pasture. ...


India: Tiptur in Tumkur District (Karnataka state) is very famous for its copra. Tiptur is a town in Tumkur district in the Indian state of Karnataka. ... Karnātakā (Kannada: ಕನಾ೯ಟಕ) (IPA: / /) is one of the four southern states of India. ...


Major export of the Solomon Islands.


References

  • Making Coconut Oil - The Old Chamorro Way
  • Spanish "Who wants to be a millionaire?" Episode in which copra is mentioned

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Copra farming (517 words)
The flowering of the coconut palm results in drupes, which are green fruit growing in bunches of 5 or 6 in the axils of the tree: each fruit in turn contains 5 or 6 nuts.
Under the husk, there is a very hard, thin brown kernel containing the albumen, a milky white liquid known as coconut milk, which is transformed into flesh as the fruit matures.
The copra is placed in bags, which are weighed before being sold and shipped to Papeete, the home of the "Huilerie de Tahiti", the Tahiti oil manufacturing company.
The Copra Problem (349 words)
Copra is dried in a wood-fuelled kiln, or in the sun, over a period of a few days.
Copra is bulked up at an export port and shipped to a large industrial oil mill — often in Europe or Asia.
With fluctuating copra prices, farmers only harvest their nuts when prices are high or when they are in desperate need of cash.
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