Copra is the dried white meat of coconuts (Cocos nucifera). Its moisture level is usually brought down to 4-7% to avoid mold growth and fat content is 65 - 68%. Drying is done either naturally under the sun, or forced by direct or indirect heat. Direct heating over smokey flames has a high risk of contaminating the copra with dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) which are genotoxic and suspect carcinogens. Most importing countries now impose strict limits for these contaminants. After pressing or solvent extraction to remove the oil, the copra the meal is used mostly in animal feeds.