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Coconut

properties of coconut

Coconut


The Coconut is a tropical fruit. It has a thick outer shell, measures 20 to 30 cm and weighs 2.6 kg.
Varieties:
Giants: used for the production of oil and fruits for fresh consumption. Its water content is high and its flavor is not very sweet.
Dwarfs: Due to the good taste of the water and the small size of these coconuts, they are used mainly for the production of bottled beverages.
Hybrids: product of the cross between the previous varieties. They are fruits of medium or large size and of good flavor.

Where does the Coconut grow?

Where does the Coconut grow?

The coconut is a tropical fruit obtained from the coconut tree.

The plant grows on sandy tropic beaches and reaches about 30 meters or more.

It is considered a natural isotonic drink, being very appreciated in the tropical countries where it is taken extracting it directly from the fruit.

 How is coconut water produced?

How is coconut water produced?

This water is absorbed by the root system of the tree and transported by capillarity to the coconut.

The liquid is found naturally in the interior hollow of the coconut.
Its flavor can even be slightly salty, if the palm is close to the sea water.

What are the benefits of coconut milk?

What are the benefits of coconut milk?

Coconut milk does not have lactose, so those who suffer from intolerance can use it as a substitute.

What are the coconut vitamins and minerals?

What are the coconut vitamins and minerals?

  • vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6
  • minerals:
  • iron
  • selenium
  • sodium
  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • phosphorus
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