HC Deb 11 June 1947 vol 438 c1066
51. Mr. Skinnard

asked the Minister of Food if he will consider the possibility of making extensive use of the cohune nuts which grow wild in British Honduras in large quantities, as an alternative Empire source of vegetable fats.

Dr. Summerskill

The cohune kernel is enclosed in a thick shell so hard that no satisfactory large-scale method has been devised for removing it. Of the whole nut, only about 7 per cent. is oil.

Viscount Hinchingbrooke

Is that a description of the Minister of Fuel and Power?