This links to the general post just after this one.
As an example accessing the “What to do with Category…” for Shea Nut gives the following information.
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Another in the series which simply links to the websites of Food Processing Companies in Africa. It is hoped that the industry can benefit from a knowledge of who’s doing what – either through the establishment of new businesses or through trading.
Coast Coconut producers a “virgin” coconut oil by using small scale processing at the farmer rather than the traditional method of producing copra which is exported to a regional factor for oil extraction.
While this seems not to yet be a sustainable enterprise, it will be interesting to watch its development. The small scale technology is attractive because some 90% of the world’s coconuts are grown by small farmers.
The video is shows the juice pressing process used by Woods Cider Mill in the apple cider process.
What I find interesting and worthy of thought are:
This article which is part of the UK ciderwiki which is a free resource aimed at promoting real apple cider.
It describes in detail how to make a apple juice press using wood, cloth and a hydraulic jack.
This is really detailed as can be seen from the few pictures below and would allow anyone with woodworking skills to make a press.
Basically the crushed fruit is wrapped in cloth (called cheeses) and stacked in the press. Pressure is then places on the stack forcing the juice through the cloth producing a cloudy apple juice.
This video shows a press working – the operating conditions are not what the would need to be for a juice making operation!
It seems to me that this kind of press would work well with many fruits – pineapple & cashew apple as well as deciduous and citrus fruits.