Coconut selection and storage
We carefully select fresh, mature coconuts of the finest quality from local farmers and suppliers in South East Sulawesi.
Our skilled workers carefully remove the shell of the coconut, without breaking the coconut itself.
The testa (brown skin) of the coconut is carefully removed with the help of a de-paring/peeling knife. The coconut is then pierced to drain the coconut water which we store for production of Nata de Coco.
Inspection and Washing
The de-pared coconuts are thoroughly inspected to ensure only the best continue for further processing. They are then washed in sterile water.
The de-pared coconuts are mechanically ground into flakes in a disk mill.
The coconut flakes are treated with steam in a screw conveyor to eliminate any pathogens and achieve sterility.
The wet coconut powder is dried gradually in an efficient hot air drier to bring the moisture to below 3%, while still retaining a bright, white color.
Cooling and Grading
The dry coconut powder is cooled efficiently to bring the temperature down to ambient, to prevent cooking. Then it is graded to separate coarse, medium and fine sized particles.
Picking and Final Inspection
The graded product is inspected and any impurities are manually picked.
Metal Detection and Packaging
The final product is packed in multiply kraft paper bags with an inner plastic lining and then sent through a tunnel metal detector. The final bags are sent for storage in our warehouse.