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Tamanu Oil Flow Chart

Raw Tamanu Seed ⇒ Breaking shell/seed Tamanu nut ⇒ Drying Tamanu nut (Sun dry) ⇒ Cold press ⇒ Filter ⇒ Packing for export.


1. Tamanu Raw Material.

Tamanu tree grown wild everywhere in Mekong Delta of Vietnam

Tamanu is native tree in Vietnam and seen everywhere, especially in the Mekong Delta area. Tamanu trees grow wild in gardens, marshes, river banks, quarries along the river.
The Tamanu tree has been familiar to Vietnamese people for thousands of years. Tamanu becomes a symbol of the beauty of a girl, a symbol of love, fidelity and inspiration of poetry and folk songs.

In the realm of golden hues, yellow butterflies dance,
Perched upon Tamanu branches, a fleeting chance.
As fallen leaves adorn the river, gently flowing,
Do you hear the melancholy in songbirds’ melodic sowing?

2. Break shell Tamanu Seed.

Tamanu trees are harvested twice a year from July to September and from December to March.
When the fruit ripens, the Tamanu fruit will fall, and the farmer will collect it then dried Tamanu fruit for 1-2 weeks under the sun.
Note: Do not collect unripe fruit because the fruit does not contain oil.

The Tamanu fruit ripens fall down to the ground


Currently, we have designed the Tamanu shell separator with a capacity of over 300kg / day. We have equipped this machine for farmers who are jointed of our project “Tamanu oil for export” to replace human power and improve labor productivity.


Farmers use manual tools to break the shell of the Tamanu fruit to get the kernel inside.


3. Sun Dried Tamanu nut kernel.
After peeling, tamanu seeds are exposed to the sun continuously for 8 hours a day for a week before the pressing oil process.

Sundry Tamanu nut kennel before press oil


4. Cold press Tamanu Oil
Tamanu seeds are put into the oil presser machine (cold-pressed). Presses use torque to squeeze the oil.
This is a cold-pressing process (the material is directly pressed without having to heat the material.)
Tamanu oil pressing by this method (cold pressing) retains the valuable nutrients of Tamanu Oil, helping to preserve oil longer time.


Cold press Tamanu Oil pressser

5. Filter Tamanu Oil
Tamanu oil is then filtered through cotton to remove impurities (if any), then stored in containers. Tamanu oil continues to deposition naturally for a maximum of 30 days and then Tamanu oil has reached the perfect condition for export packing.


Tamanu Oil filtered by cotton to remove impurities (if any)


Packing for export
Tamanu oil is packed according to customer requirements, ensuring absolute safety when transporting and storing Tamanu oil in perfect conditions.
Common drums sizes are HDPE / Metal drums from 25 kg to 190 kg.

Tamanu Oil store in the big drum for natural deposition then packing drum for export 

Since 2011, we have established the “Producing Tamanu Oil for Export” project. The primary objective of this project is to preserve and develop the Tamanu tree area while creating job opportunities and generating income for local farmers. Initially launched in Tra Vinh province, the project has now expanded to encompass all 13 provinces in the Mekong Delta region. Currently, approximately 300 households are participating in the project, and our annual Tamanu oil export output reaches nearly 100 tons.

Vietnam Essential Oil JSC is proud to be the world leading Tamanu oil producer. Our Tamanu Oi is 100% pure & natural, organic certificate. Our Tamanu oil has been exported to all over the world such as the USA, UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, China, India, Japan, Korea, Australia…