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With the world focus now on Virgin Coconut Oil and Banaban Women's efforts on Rabi to get a commerical venture up and running I would also like to remind all Banabans that you also have one of the greatest cultural assets already within your grasp - Ka maimai
Ka maimai mainly in crystalize sugar form is now in huge demand. I hope to launch a range of TRADITIONAL coconut related food products in the future naturally sweetened with Ka maimai and made from local island fruits and coconuts of course. The potential is unlimited and these are products that your ancestors have made for centuries.
The rest of the world is finally finding out just how good these traditional foods are, and how healthy they are for you.
Let's hope the VCO is just the start of many traditional food style products and that many of the traditional skills of toddy cutting can be regenerated by the younger generations of Banaban farmers.
Exciting times ahead!