What is Coconut?
While the coconut is a mainstay in the diet of nearly one-third of the planet, it's considered exotic in the Western world. Experts describe the coconut as not just a fruit, but a nut and a seed as well. Since man inhabited the world, coconut trees were in existence. Coconuts have been used not only to produce fibre, fuel, and even musical instruments, but also as a traditional Asian and Pacific Island folk remedy.
Where does Coconut grow?
Coconut (Cocos nucifera) belongs to the Palm family (Arecaceae). Grown in abundance in Malaysia, Polynesia and southern Asia, Spanish explorers named the cocos - meaning 'grinning face', because of the three little eyes on the base which they thought resembled a monkey.
Coconut Health Benefits
· Coconut has been claimed as a potent cure for nausea, rash, fever, earache, sore throat, bronchitis
· Full with naturally sterile electrolytes, which feed your pH and muscle function
· Supports immune system health: it is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasite
· Provides a natural source of quick energy and enhances physical performance
Coconut Nutrition Facts
· Coconuts are highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous
· It is a popular choice with vegans and makes a great base for smoothies, milkshakes or as a dairy alternative in baking.
· They have a high in fibre content, which makes you feel full longer and helps regulate elimination.