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Nut Processing and Oil Extraction

This section covers the processing of various nuts which are either sold as whole nuts or further processed into oils. It also looks at other sources of oils such as seeds and essential oils.

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Improved Method of Shea Butter Processing

Scientific Animations Without Borders, Published by Scientific Animations Without Borders on 2012

Shea butter is an ivory colored or yellowish fat that is extracted from nuts of the shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa), which is found in West Africa. Shea butter is used in cosmetics including...

වනාතවිල්ලුවේ දිරිමත් කතුන්

Practical Action Sri Lanka, Published on 2015

This is on women engaged in Cashew processing in Wanathavilluwa, Sri Lanka

Identification of spotted nuts during Cashew nuts processing

Stoller, P., Published on 1997

The main target of this study was to develop techniques/methods which enable identification of spotted nuts by processors to ensure high quality of the final product.

Food Chain 29 - Soapwood Nuts

Jorge Elliot, Published on 2001

Sustainable use of nuts of the soapwood tree in the Alto Mayo region of Peru Jorge Elliot of ITDG Latin America in Peru describes the utilisation of the nuts from an Amazonian tree (Caryocar...

حلوى الفول السودانى

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2013

فيديو يشرح عمل حلوى الفول السودانى

Utengenezaji Utengenezaji Tengenezajiwa Bidhaa Za Njugu Karanga...

Groundnuts are extremely versatile and can be used in a wide range of products. This brief outlines some of their uses.

Transformation des Noix de Cajou

Sue Azam-Ali, Dr, Published on 2001

La noix de cajou constitue un fruit qui peut être transformé en produit de grignotage.

Peanut processing

Published on 2007

Groundnuts are extremely versatile and can be used in a wide range of products. This brief outlines some of their uses.

Extraction de l'Huile

Tony Swetman, Published on 2008

L'huile est extraite à partir de différentes graines, noix et fruits pour une utilisation dans la cuisine et pour la fabrication de savon, decosmétiques, de détergents, ou comme.

Huiles Essentielles

Tony Swetman, Published on 2013

Les huiles essentielles sont les huiles volatiles distillées à partir de matières aromatiques végétales.

Transformation des Arachides

Sue Azam-Ali, Dr, Published on 2013

Les arachides sont extrêmement versatiles et peuvent être utilisées dans une grande variété de produits. Ce dossier souligne certains de ses usages.

Peanut Roaster

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2014

The design and construction of a peanut roaster

Shea Nut Processing

Tony Swetman, Published on 2008

The cultivation, harvesting, processing and products of the shea-tree.

Manual Screw Press

Andrew Russell, Published on 2008

Engineering drawings for the manual screw press used for edible oil extraction. Manual processing can be done with groundnut, safflower, sesame and other soft oilseeds.

Small-scale Oilseed Processing

Barrie Axtell;Neil Noble, Published on 2006

Discusses refining oilseed on a small-scale; topics include raw materials, health and safety and processing.

Oil Extraction

Tony Swetman, Published on 2008

Small scale oil extraction from nuts, seeds and fruits, can be used for eating, cosmetics and detergents. It can be a good source of income, once the equipment is invested in up front.

Peanut Processing - Groundnut Huller

Apt Consultancy, Published by Apt Consultancy on 2011

Engineering drawings describing the groundnut huller - accompanies the guide which is available.

Evaporative Cooling in India

Karthik Raman, Published by Indicorps on 2007

A case study from Indicorp describing the introduction of a domestic cooler.

Essential Oils

Tony Swetman, Published on 2008

Essential oils are the volatile oils distilled from aromatic plant materials. This fact sheet shows how to harvest the plant and separate the oil.

Coconut Processing

Neil Noble, Published on 2008

Coconuts are a wonderful fruit - they can produce coconut oil, water, butter, cream, milk and flakes for both human consumption, cosmetics and industrial use. Coir from the shell can be used in...


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