Coconut has so many 'layers' of 'skin', there are exocarp (the outer), mesocarp (the middle) and endocarp (the inner).
Here, the hard glossy exocarp is called 'kulit'.
The mesocarp is called Sabut kelapa, and Javenese call it as tepes or sepet'.
And the endocarp is called batok or tempurung.
The endocarp is very hard and strong to keep the white flesh inside and also the water too.
The mesocarp is very fibrous, consist of a lot of tough brown fibers.
Coconut are mostly harvested on the mature stage, although sometime they are harvested on the partly mature stage.
Indonesia is the second biggest coconut producer in the world.
Everyday thousands even millions coconut are picked and sold for home or industry purpose.
After the fruits have picked, they will be peeled, I mean the mesocarp and exocarp.
The 'peeling' process is called 'nyrumbat', and this process leave a stripe of mesocarp to make the transportation and the handling became easier.
So the partly clean coconut is ready to be sold on the market or send to the factories to be processed.
The exocarp and mesocarp as a waste, now become a great material for so many industries.
There are a lot of thing that I want to talk about coconut.
I hope we can continue it on the next monthly series.
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