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Copra

A specialized tool is used to to manually separate the copra from its shell. The meat will then be dried before extracting the coconut oil. How about the shell? It will be made into charcoal known as ‘uling bagol’.

A thick spatula-like tool is inserted between the meat and the shell.

Once inserted, the tool should be moved in a circular manner to separate the meat inch by inch.

Drying Goods on the Road

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Karagumoy hats

In the probinsya, public roads are not only for vehicles and pedestrians but as readily available space for sun drying food and non-food stuff. More frequently observed is grain drying, especially rice grains, and sometimes corn. Then there’s also coconut drying (copra). But it’s only in Bicol region where I saw gabi leaves drying and karagumoy hats drying.

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Gabi leaves for laing?

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Copra

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Rice grains

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