Tuesday, 22 July 2014

How to Make Coconut Oil


One average size coconut will yield a small quantity of oil. The amount in this picture was the product of an average size coconut and was prepared by my Mom.

Get the dried coconut and remove the meat from the shell. Grate the coconut or you may cut the meat in small bits and blend (which ever is more convenient). Add 1/2 cup of water to the shreds of coconut and squeeze the juice. Strain to remove the trash. Having removed all the trash pour the coconut juice/ milk into a pot and boil until a creamy custard is formed. Remove the creamy custard from the top. The oil will be settle at the bottom. Cool and store in a clean container.

Coconut oil was used for many purposes in Jamaican folklore. It was popularly known for its moisturizing properties and was used from head to toe. Some of its uses included:
Hair Oil
Body Oil
used to heal a cracked heel
It would also be used with garlic for common colds
as well as for cooking

Coconut oil is versatile and still retains its use in Jamaican homes.

1 comment:

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