Macapuno

Other term: Mutant coconut

macapuno

Kopyor in Indonesia

When a parent gave me two drupes the other day, the first thing I had in mind is searching how to make a delicacy using its meat.   As far as I can remember the last time I have seen this was during my early childhood years.  We have some coconut trees but we were not blessed enough to have this variety.

Selling price of embryo cultured Makapuno seedlings at the PCA-ARC (Philippine Coconut Authority-Albay Research Center) is P300.00.  I am lucky that the tissue culture division is just two-hour drive away from our place.

According to research, aside from it is used in making ice cream and pastries, there are studies that it is useful in making the following products:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Facial mask
  • Lotion
  • Biodegradable wound dressing material

 

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