FSM Coconut Development Authority class visit

The SC/SS 115 Ethnobotany class visited the FSM Coconut Development Authority processing plant on 29 April 2014.
4:02 class arrival at FSMCDA

Peterson Sam addresses the class, Sother Jr., Arlen, Leona

Carrie-Ann, Senioreen, Lilly-Jane, Monaliza, Sapina and Spencer


End of the coconut dryer

Mikey examines dryer

Coconut oil expeller

Expelled oil

The coconut "crackers" - copra that has been dried, the oil already expelled. Sold as pig feed. Can be eaten by people too.

Carie-Ann and Carlinda listen to Peterson

Raw expelled coconut oil

Retail operation

Products include soap, oil. $1.75 a bottle for the golden oil on the right. Produced by sun drying the copra and not grinding it prior to expelling the oil. A new fav bath oil for the author.

"Ais keikei" chocolate coconut ice bars.

Charlotte, Jenny, Spencer

Production of products requires a knowledge of chemistry

Raw copra is brought in from outer islands Pohnpei, outer islands Yap, main island Yap. This is a national effort

Gear for the next phase: coconut fuel oil, biofuel, production

Departure 4:27
For more information on coconut products, contact Peterson Sam at FSM Coconut Development Authority

Popular posts from this blog

Box and whisker plots in Google Sheets

Creating histograms with Google Sheets

Traditional food dishes of Micronesia