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Sorting Copra to make Coconut oil, Ceylon

Workers sorting copra, Ceylon

Sorting Copra to make Coconut oil, Ceylon #IMG0207


Copra is the dried meat, or kernel, of the coconut. The name copra is derived from the Malayalam word kopra for dried coconut. Coconut oil is traditionally extracted by grating or grinding copra, then boiling it in water.

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Date/Era: Early 1900s

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