Sunday, June 22, 2014

Red Palm Oil

Bunches of Palm Nuts

Sisters Hezseltine and Dever getting educated in the Palm Nuts.
Trees last about 30 years.

Palm trees.

Palm nut press. 
The juice comes out the small chute bottom right of picture. 
Pith comes out the big chute on right.
Powered by an old lawn mower engine.

Barrels of juice over the fire to separate the oil that is skimmed off the top.

Skimming the oil.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen this process in Ghana one year and it's hard work and it makes you appreciate how hard it is to squeeze some oil out of a few palm nuts. Some days I think I have a lot of work to do around the house.....NOT!