Content change in oil and fatty acids for stages 1, 2 and 3 of coconut pulp. (A) Oil content of coconut pulp as percent of fresh weight at stages 1, 2 and 3. Mean percentages were 1.94%, 8.73% and 10.03%. (B) Relative content of fatty acids by stage. In stage 1 unsaturated fatty acid C18:2Δ9,12 (34.1%) was the major component, rather than C12:0 as in stages 2 and 3. (C) Fatty acid content of 10 g coconut pulp at three developmental stages. Each fatty acid was analyzed for statistical significance between stages 1 and 2, and between stages 2 and 3. Significant differences according to Student’s t-test: *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01.