HOW IS TAMANU OIL PRODUCED - WILD HARVESTED - COLD PRESSED
WHAT IS TAMANU OIL?
Tamanu Oil is produced from the nut kernels of the Tamanu Tree.
Its scientific name is Calophyllum inophyllum – an evergreen tree and a member of the Mangosteen
Family. This tree is actually indigenous to the
tropical areas of South East Asia but it especially
flourishes in tropical countries such as the exotic
Melanesian islands of Vanuatu and in Polynesian
islands such as Tahiti. It can also be found in
parts of Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
and even Southern India.
Tamanu Tree has been known by many names. For example,
in Vanuatu, the tree is also known as “Nambagura”.
In Fiji, it is called “Dilo” or “Dolno”, “Ati” in
Tahiti, “Fetau” in Samoa, “Funa” in the Maldives
and “Kamani” in Hawaii.
the Tamanu Tree can grow inland, it prefers
salty, sandy soil, with the result that it
tends to grow profusely near the sea. The
native Melanesian people of Vanuatu
claim that the best quality virgin Tamanu
Oil comes from the trees that grow near coastal
areas, rather than from those that grow inland.
the tree is slow-growing, it can grow up to
30 meters in height. The trunk is usually
covered in dark, cracked bark while the leaves
are elongated and glossy. Small, sweet-smelling
white flowers (with a yellow center) are produced
flowers then give way to clusters of fruit.
These start out green but turn a yellowy color
as they mature. Inside this thin, fleshy fruit
(which is inedible) is the Tamanu Nut (sometimes
fruit is allowed to fall naturally from the
tree. The pale-colored nut kernels are then
laid out on racks to dry for 2 months. During
this process, these kernels turn a brownish-red
color and release a strong, rich oil.
Tamanu Oil is then extracted by cold-pressing
and filtration. It takes a great many nuts
to produce even a small quantity of oil –
in fact, four trees will generally yield approximately
20 Liters of “pure” Tamanu Oil, depending
on the size and yield of the trees!
low-yield ratio is the primary reason for the relatively
high cost of Tamanu Oil. However, don't be fooled
by companies pretending to sell pure Tamanu Oil. Many
of these companies may well use pure Tamanu Oil but
then dilute it with other ingredients such as Olive
Benefits Of Our Vanuatu Virgin Tamanu Oil
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the production of Vanuatu Tamanu Oil in Vanuatu helps
improve the livelihoods and standard of living of
poor villages in the outer island of Vanuatu. The
harvesting and collection of Tamanu Nuts involves
thousands of indigenous Ni Vanuatu from many different
villages and much needed income. There is little paid
work on the outer islands and these local people would
otherwise be very strapped for cash to pay for school
fees, medical care and other basic necessities.
Click here to download a Vanuatu Poverty Analysis conducted by the Asian Development Bank
you can see from the picture above, life in these
villages is hard. Villagers (usually women and children)
often have to walk long distances, on a daily basis,
to collect water. Living largely off the land (tending
their gardens), these people live in a "custom
economy" where they exchange goods in the absence
of money. They manage but as you can imagine, they
can't pay medical bills or schools fees with Taro
or a woven mat. We all want our children to have an
easier and better life. One of the keys to achieving
this is to keep them healthy and edcuated - this takes
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