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    Default Freshly made Organic Unprocessed Coconut oil from Corn Island

    Kevin...

    It is all the rage .....

    The fire sale prices of $20/L ...

    Get it now before it is all gone....

    Discuss..
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    I kinda sorta know this woman, we have mutual friends on CI. I did not blast her but she did PM me hoping to avoid a blasting. Coconut must be processed in order to make oil, otherwise you have only a coconut. Her price is about 3x the market price here.

    Good for her if she can sell at that price..
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    Default Re: Freshly made Organic Unprocessed Coconut oil from Corn Island

    A quick google shows for on sale $22for 1kg up here, assuming a similar density of water, that would make it $18/US/L in the so called first world.

    Yes it would be a good price for down there...


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    Default Re: Freshly made Organic Unprocessed Coconut oil from Corn Island

    Am I missing a link?

    What woman?
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    Default Re: Freshly made Organic Unprocessed Coconut oil from Corn Island

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    Am I missing a link?

    What woman?

    No link - It is a lady selling Coconut Oil to the Expats in Granada on their Expat fazebook page.

    Me, know next to nothing about the stuff, thought the price was a bit wacky..
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    Not cheap. Takes 50 or so nuts to make a gallon (this can vary widely but that is kinda the standard rule). Coconut fetch anywhere from 5-15 cords each depending on your location. Gallon of oil starting price here from artisanal producers is $25 gallon and you can probably not find it any cheaper anywhere. This is something I have been spending a lot of time learning about the last 6 months and have looked at more than a few oil operations. I plan in the coming months to revisit one of the largest on the Coast and learn more.
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    Guess one of these days I owe ya´ll a post about Coconut. Since last July Coconut has been my primary focus, the coming months I may well handle a 1,000 or more going in the ground.
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    Default Re: Freshly made Organic Unprocessed Coconut oil from Corn Island

    It used to be the "White Lobsters" of Corn Island years ago when our brother Gaston was a young feller, say about 1935 when he was 15 years old working in it.

    In those day's it was a great export income of the Corn Islanders.
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    Coconut was King here until Hurricane Joan wiped the Island clean in 1988. My land is a piece of a 90 acre parcel once owned by my late Friend Marvin Wright, the land was reported to produce in excess of 1 million nuts a year. Marvin had his own Copra Dryer as did many others, Coconut was big business here.

    Coconut Men like our friend Gaston are said to have pulled and husked over 1,000 coconut a day with a 3-4 man crew.

    Bill the Woman´s price may not be too far off. My Norwegian visitors paid 600 cord ($22 or so) for 1.5 liter out on little Island yesterday. I have a friend here that produces on a small commercial level and need to go visit with him anyway, will see what his retail price is.
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    Few months ago my girl bought a Perla bottle full for 70 cords, the daily drunk size bottle. She sometimes gets charged a bit more than normal. All the stuff I see on the right side is heat processed so it has a slight burnt scent.

    Gift from a neighbor farmer from a few trips ago. Coconut oil and sour orange syrup (great for chicken or fish dishes).


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    11 wonderful things you can do with coconut oil

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/coconu...185402086.html

    #12: rub it on her belly like guava jelly?
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    Default Re: Freshly made Organic Unprocessed Coconut oil from Corn Island

    Checked prices on Island last few weeks, 1,000 cord ($30) gallon is about as cheap as you can find, that is direct from producer, no middlemen.
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    Default Re: Freshly made Organic Unprocessed Coconut oil from Corn Island

    Quote Originally Posted by cookshow View Post
    Checked prices on Island last few weeks, 1,000 cord ($30)/ gallon is about as cheap as you can find,
    The price still seems too high for it to be used as a cooking oil. How do island folk use it?

    Coconut husks are an important raw material source for activated charcoal used in purifying air (gas masks) & water, storing methane & hydrogen, decaffeination, sewage treatment, and much more.
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    Default Re: Freshly made Organic Unprocessed Coconut oil from Corn Island

    Use it for everything, primarily cooking.

    Husk also used to make Coir Fibre, few years back being touted as new peat moss, used lot in hydroponic applications. Here the husk is primarily used as a fuel to make the oil.


    Here lot of people have a few trees, you stack your nuts then give them to someone who makes on a regular basis, on halves. Is a pain in ass to make if you are not set up for it.
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    "....The price still seems too high for it to be used as a cooking oil. How do island folk use it? "


    I can't stand much of the cooking oil in Nicaragua, especially that Rico brand.
    You can smell the stuff cooking a block away.

    I buy Sun Flower oil at PriceSmart,, have had good luck with that.Oddly, or not so oddly, locally produced items at PriceSmart are generally overpriced.
    You can buy the equivalent, produced elsewhere, shipped to Panama, then trucked up to Managua, for less.

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