Coconuts: Trees that keep on giving

October 8, 2020 – When thinking about coconuts, one image comes to mind for most people. Lounging on a beach, freshly opened coconut in hand, garnished with an orchid flower and a paper umbrella. While drinking coconut water is certainly a great use of this crop, it’s just the tip of the iceberg as nearly every part of the coconut palm can be used to make a consumable product. The October 7th Sustainable, Secure Food Blog explains some facts about coconuts and their many uses.

Blogger Nall I. Moonilall explains, “coconut palms are mainly found growing along shorelines or in plantations in many tropical and warm subtropical regions. The coconut tree is very resilient and can grow in a variety of soil conditions (including saline soil conditions as found near oceans). With many varieties and cultivars of coconut present, they can be grouped into either tall or dwarf varieties.”

Coconut kernels are usually used as food and can be eaten right away when fresh. They are full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and can be used to make coconut milk. Other applications of the coconut include oil for creams and haircare products, bowls made from the hard shell, and a lot more. To learn more about coconuts and their uses, read the entire blog:

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