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Coconut

Coconut

Product Description

The coconut palm (Cocos nucifera), is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family). It is the only accepted species in the genus Cocos. The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut. Coconuts are different from any other fruits because they contain a large quantity of "water" and when immature they are known as tender-nuts or jelly-nuts and may be harvested for drinking.

History

The term coconut dates back to the 16th century. It derives from the Spanish and Portuguese word coco, meaning "a grin", "a monkey face" respectively, since there is a slight resemblance to a human face or a monkey head because of the three tiny indents on the hairy shell of the fruit. 

The origin of the coconut plant is vague. Many researchers suggest Malaysia to be the likeliest place, others consider the north-west of South America. The fruit has spread worldwide mostly with the help of seafarers. Now it is grown in more than 70 countries throughout the world. The major countries are India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Maldives.

Nutrition Information

Coconut water

Serving size: 100 grams

Calories: 19

Protein: 1 gram

Fat: 0 grams

Carbohydrate: 4 grams

Coconut

Serving size: 100 grams

Calories: 231

Protein: 4 gram

Fat: 12.1 grams

Carbohydrate: 31.3 grams

Dietary Fiber : 4.7 grams

Use Tips

The coconut fruit has many food uses for its water, milk, meat, sugar, and oil. It also functions as its own dish and cup.

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