COCONUT WATER: Twenty five years ago San Pedranos enjoyed this delicious fresh and sweet water almost on a daily basis. On Sundays we would walk down the beach and pull the coconuts to treat our friends, relatives and special visitors like the nuns, priests and vacationers. COCONUT MEAT: The thin flesh that grows on the inner part of the shell is a delicacy that we have always enjoyed in San Pedro. Very often we would enjoy it after dinner like a dessert.
EXPORTATION: Between the years 1910 to 1940, there was a vibrant coconut industry on Ambergris Caye. Most of the men were employed by the owners of coconut plantations to collect coconuts, dry them and extract the meat for exportation. The oil of the coconut was used as a base in the making of soap in the U.S.A. This industry kept San Pedro going for some 30 plus years.
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