New Virgin Coconut Oil factory in Savusavu
July 10, 2016 6:33 pm
A new Virgin Coconut Oil factory will soon be established in Savusavu.
The Copra Millers Association of Fiji will be diversifying its product to virgin coconut oil through a half a million dollars investment in the Northern Division, where construction will begin next month.
Association Acting General Manager John Deo says copra farmers will move away from the traditional coconut farming to whole nut processing.
“The farmer has to collect the husks from his farm and bring it to the mill. We will have a set of machines which will de-husk, de-shell and milking and up to the virgin coconut oil production.”
Deo says due to the health benefits, the virgin coconut oil has three to four times more value than coconut oil.
The Association has already received order for three thousand liters of Virgin Coconut oil from Malaysia and USA.