Saturday, October 2, 2010

Palm Kernel Oil (4)

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1) CocoYamInPalmKOil.jpg
Palm kernel oil has a high smoke point and mild flavor--perfect for frying. In this case, cocoyams (taro) are being fried.

2) PalmKernels.jpg
The kernels after the very hard shells have been removed.

3) IMG_4026_PlmKrnlOilRendering.jpg
Pot containing rendered palm kernel oil, which is clear. Mmaniaye, Ghana, 2008.

4) Ebekawopa31.jpg
Ebekawopa, Ghana, 2010.
Woman cracking the palm nut kernels prior to heating them in order to extract the oil.

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