- Scientific Name: Cocos Nucifera
- Form available: Copra Half Cut, Whole Dry Coconut
"Copra is the cut, dried endosperm (nutritive tissue) of the coconut, fruit of the coconut palm from the palm family (Palmae). Depending on the production process, a distinction is drawn between naturally dried (sun dried, more valuable) and artificially dried copra. Sun dried white copra or hot air dried white copra is of higher quality. Black, fire or kiln dried copra constitutes a lower value variety. Desiccated copra (broken into pieces the size of grains of rice) or copra cut into narrow strips is also of very high quality. Oil content: 55% – 72. Copra is an oil-bearing raw material and is used for edible oil extraction, margarine production, cooking fats and shortenings, soap, stearin and desiccated coconut.