Coco water processing technology pushedThe Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) is pushing for a project t...Coco water processing technology pushed
The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) is pushing for a project that will capacitate farmers’ cooperatives to produce fruit or vegetable-blended coco juice using raw materials sourced from their own farms or other cooperatives.
The agency said most farms today just throw away coconut water in the process of producing copra.
“This project, which was a PhilMech initiative in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, will have a long-term benefit on coconut farmers who can exploit the potential of coconut water to boost their incomes…,” said Dionisio Alvindia, PhilMech director, in a statement.
PhilMech said there is a village-level coconut water processing technology and system as well as a greenhouse solar tunnel dryer that coconut farmers’ cooperatives can easily adopt.
Alvindia said the coconut water processing technology can process up to 2,000 nuts for approximately 2,000 bottles of 350 milliliters of coconut water per day as the dryer can dry coconut meat using heat from the sun while producing white copra and protecting the produce from contamination.