Edible oil processing Selling food oils Crushing seeds for oil
Like water, vegetable oil is critical to the livlihood of many rural communities. It is the most highly concentrated source of nutritional energy; and production of oil, along with secondary products such as soap and animal feed can provide an important source of income for rural communities. To make oil processing a more efficient source of income, new techniques of oil extraction are required to replace traditional methods which are time consuming and arduous.
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