Mix fruits and peels, dates, apricots, figs, raisins, almonds, and coconut. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; sprinkle 1/2 cup over fruit mixture, mixing well. Thoroughly cream shortening, sugar, and flavoring; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with pineapple juice, beating well after each addition. Add- 'fruit mixture, stirring until well mixed. Line two 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 inch loaf pans with paper, allowing 1/2 inch to-extend above all sides of pan. (Or bake in smaller pans. ) Pour batter into pans, filling 3/4 full. Bake in very slow oven (275) 2 1/2 hours or till done. (Have pan of water on bottom shelf of oven while baking. ) Makes about 5 pounds.