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Coconut 
(Cocos nucifera)
 
The Tree of Life

The scientific name for coconut is Cocos nucifera. Early Spanish explorers called it coco, which means "monkey face" because the three indentations (eyes) on the hairy nut resembles the head and face of a monkey. Nucifera means "nut-bearing."

The coconut provides a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk, and oil that has fed and nourished populations around the world for generations. On many islands coconut is astaple in the diet and provides the majority of the food eaten. Nearly one third of the world's population depends on coconut to some degree for their food and their economy. Among these cultures the coconut has a long and respected history.

Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a "functional food" because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Coconut oil is of special interest because it possesses healing properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil and is extensively used in traditional medicine among Asian and Pacific populations. Pacific Islanders consider coconut oil to be the cure for all illness. The coconut palm is so highly valued by them as both a source of food and medicine that it is called "The Tree of Life." Only recently has modern medical science unlocked the secrets to coconut's amazing healing powers.

Coconut In Traditional Medicine

People from many diverse cultures, languages, religions, and races scattered around the globe have revered the coconut as a valuable source of both food and medicine. Wherever the coconut palm grows the people have learned of its importance as a effective medicine. For thousands of years coconut products have held a respected and valuable place in local folk medicine.

In traditional medicine around the world coconut is used to treat a wide variety of health problems including the following: abscesses, asthma, baldness, bronchitis, bruises, burns, colds, constipation, cough, dropsy, dysentery, earache, fever, flu, gingivitis, gonorrhea, irregular or painful menstruation, jaundice, kidney stones, lice, malnutrition, nausea, rash, scabies, scurvy, skin infections, sore throat, swelling, syphilis, toothache, tuberculosis, tumors, typhoid, ulcers, upset stomach, weakness, and wounds.

Coconut In Modern Medicine

Modern medical science is now confirming the use of coconut in treating many of the above conditions. Published studies in medical journals show that coconut, in one form or another, may provide a wide range of health benefits. Some of these are summarized below:
 
  • Kills viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, SARS, AIDS, and other illnesses.
  • Kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease and cavities, pneumonia, and gonorrhea, and other diseases.
  • Kills fungi and yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections.
  • Expels or kills tapeworms, lice, giardia, and other parasites.
  • Provides a nutritional source of quick energy.
  • Boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance.
  • Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
  • Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.
  • Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body.
  • Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis.
  • Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes.
  • Reduces problems associated with malabsorption syndrome and cystic fibrosis.
  • Improves calcium and magnesium absorption and supports the development of strong bones and teeth.
  • Helps protect against osteoporosis.
  • Helps relieve symptoms associated with gallbladder disease.
  • Relieves symptoms associated with Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and stomach ulcers.
  • Improves digestion and bowel function.
  • Relieves pain and irritation caused by hemorrhoids.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • Supports tissue healing and repair.
  • Supports and aids immune system function.
  • Helps protect the body from breast, colon, and other cancers.
  • Is heart healthy; improves cholesterol ratio reducing risk of heart disease.
  • Protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis and thus protects against heart disease.
  • Helps prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay.
  • Functions as a protective antioxidant.
  • Helps to protect the body from harmful free radicals that promote premature aging and degenerative disease.
  • Does not deplete the body's antioxidant reserves like other oils do.
  • Improves utilization of essential fatty acids and protects them from oxidation.
  • Helps relieve symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Relieves symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate enlargement).
  • Reduces epileptic seizures.
  • Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infections.
  • Dissolves kidney stones.
  • Helps prevent liver disease.
  • Is lower in calories than all other fats.
  • Supports thyroid function.
  • Promotes loss of excess weight by increasing metabolic rate.
  • Is utilized by the body to produce energy in preference to being stored as body fat like other dietary fats.
  • Helps prevent obesity and overweight problems.
  • Applied topically helps to form a chemical barrier on the skin to ward of infection.
  • Reduces symptoms associated the psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
  • Supports the natural chemical balance of the skin.
  • Softens skin and helps relieve dryness and flaking.
  • Prevents wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots.
  • Promotes healthy looking hair and complexion.
  • Provides protection from damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
  • Helps control dandruff.
  • Does not form harmful by-products when heated to normal cooking temperature like other vegetable oils do.
  • Has no harmful or discomforting side effects.
  • Is completely non-toxic to humans.
See Research to read some of the published studies regarding the above mentioned uses of coconut products.

Coconut Oil

While coconut possesses many health benefits due to its fiber and nutritional content, it's the oil that makes it a truly remarkable food and medicine.

Once mistakenly believed to be unhealthy because of its high saturated fat content, it is now known that the fat in coconut oil is a unique and different from most all other fats and possesses many health giving properties. It is now gaining long overdue recognition as a nutritious health food.

Coconut oil has been described as "the healthiest oil on earth." That's quite a remarkable statement. What makes coconut oil so good? What makes it different from all other oils, especially other saturated fats?

The difference is in the fat molecule. All fats and oils are composed of molecules called fatty acids. There are two methods of classifying fatty acids. The first you are probably familiar with, is based on saturation. You have saturated fats, monounsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats. Another system of classification is based on molecular size or length of the carbon chain within each fatty acid. Fatty acids consist of long chains of carbon atoms with hydrogen atoms attached. In this system you have short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), and long-chain fatty acids (LCFA). Coconut oil is composed predominately of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), also known as medium-chain triglycerides (MCT).

The vast majority of fats and oils in our diets, whether they are saturated or unsaturated or come from animals or plants, are composed of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA). Some 98 to 100% of all the fatty acids you consume are LCFA.

The size of the fatty acid is extremely important. Why? Because our bodies respond to and metabolize each fatty acid differently depending on its size. So the physiological effects of MCFA in coconut oil are distinctly different from those of LCFA more commonly found in our foods. The saturated fatty acids in coconut oil are predominately medium-chain fatty acids. Both the saturated and unsaturated fat found in meat, milk, eggs, and plants (including most all vegetable oils) are composed of LCFA.

MCFA are very different from LCFA. They do not have a negative effect on cholesterol and help to protect against heart disease. MCFA help to lower the risk of both atherosclerosis and heart disease. It is primarily due to the MCFA in coconut oil that makes it so special and so beneficial.

There are only a very few good dietary sources of MCFA. By far the best sources are from coconut and palm kernel oils.

(http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/)

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Coconut Secrets for Optimal Health 

  • Helps Prevent Obesity by speeding up metabolism, providing an immediate source of energy with fewer calories than other fats.  People who consistently use coconut products, report a stronger ability to go without eating for several hours with no affects of hypoglycemia. 
  • Improves Heart Health by providing healthy short chain and medium chain fatty acids (MCFA) that are essential to good health.  Close to 98% of all fatty acids consumed are composed of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA), which are very different from MCFA that have no negative effect on cholesterol ratios and help to lower the risk of atherosclerosis and protect against heart disease.  Studies have shown that populations in Polynesia and Sri Lanka, where coconuts are a dietary staple, do not suffer from high serum cholesterol or heart disease.  Unlike other fats, the unique properties of coconut also contain a large amount of lauric acid, which is the predominant fatty acid found in mother's milk.
  • High in Dietary Fiber rivaling other fiber sources such as psyllium, wheat bran, oat bran, and rice bran.  Coconut supplies an impressive 61% dietary fiber!   Foods contain two types of carbohydrates - digestible and non-digestible.  Digestible carbohydrates (soluble fiber) consists of starch and sugar and promote calories. Non-digestible carbohydrates (insoluble fiber) contains NO calories.  Since the body cannot digest the dietary fiber in coconut, no calories are derived from it and it has no effect on blood sugar. 
  • Low Glycemic Index (GI) measures how fast available carbohydrates in food raise blood sugar levels.  Coconut fiber slows down the release of glucose, therefore requiring less insulin to utilize the glucose and transport it into the cell where it is converted into energy.  Coconut also assists in relieving stress on the pancreas and enzyme systems of the body, in turn, reducing the risks associated with Diabetes.  Coconut Nectar and Crystals have a very low GI of only 35 (compared to honey with a GI of 55-83, and sugar with a GI of 65-100.)
  • Reduces Sweet Cravings and improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose.  The healthy fat in coconut slowsdown any rise in blood sugar and helps to reduce hypoglycemic cravings. 
  • Improves Digestion and many of the symptoms and inflammatory conditions associatedwith digestive and bowel disorders, by supporting absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids while also providing beneficial dietary fiber.
  • Quick Energy Boost that provides a super nutritious source of extra energy.  Coconut is utilized by the body to actually produce energy, rather than to store it as body fat.  It supports improved endurance during physical and athletic performance. As well, it promotes healthy thyroid function and helps to relieve the symptoms of chronic fatigue.
  • In addition, coconut contains No Trans-Fats, is Gluten-Free, Non-Toxic, Hypoallergenic, and also containsAntibacterial, Antiviral, Antifungal, and Anti-parasitic healing properties.  Coconut helps to aid and support overall Immune System functions.

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TROPICAL DECORATIONS AND PARTY EVENTS

Florida coconuts will serve your tropical party guests fresh coconut water. We do pig roasts, Indian weddings, Hawaiin Luau party events, Tropical parties with decorations of fresh banana leaves and bamboo. Please call us  for your next tropical event. (954) 297-6677





Posted by: Coconut Water - November 8, 2011, 7:30 pm -

coconut flowers at the Indian wedding ceremony






Hi Mr. Larry


Here are a couple of photos taken of the coconut flowers at the wedding ceremony. Good Luck with your toddy project.

Dr. Vijay Menon
Indianapolis
Sat, 26 Jun 2010 

Posted by: Coconut Water - November 8, 2011, 2:28 pm -

RECIPE - HOMEMADE COCONUT CREAM

Do not confuse coconut milk or water fresh from the coconut with coconut cream. It is easy to make your own coconut cream at home.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:
1 coconut, shell removed and flesh grated (or 2.5 ounces fresh grated coconut), coconut water reserved
Reserved coconut water, plus enough cream or milk to measure 1 quart

Preparation:
In a heavy saucepan, cover the grated coconut with the coconut water and cream. Bring slowly to a boil, stirring often. Cover with a lid and let cool to room temperature.

Place a sieve or strainer over a large bowl. Line it with a double layer of cheesecloth. Pour the soaked coconut with its liquid into the lined strainer. Lift the cheesecloth, pull the edges together, and squeeze out the coconut cream.

The remaining flesh may be air-dryed and/or toasted for other uses.

Refrigerate the coconut cream and use within 5 days.

Use coconut cream in savory dishes, desserts, and drinks.

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Recipe - Açai Coconut Smoothie


Acai Coconut Smoothie


This smoothie hydrates and tastes like dessert.

2 packs Original Açaí

-1 organic banana

-1 cup of organic coconut water

-5oz of Original Açaí juice

-Coconut flakes (optional)




1. Add Original Açaí Smoothie Pack, Original Açaí Juice, coconut water and banana into blender.

2. Blend on high. Add more coconut water if necessary- but keep it thick.

3. Pour into a glass and garnish with coconut flakes.

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FRESH COCONUTS!

Fresh coconuts contain both refreshing, potassium/electrolyte-laden coconut water and small amount of soft jelly-like immature coconut meat. Drink the coconut water by itself or as part of a refreshing beverage, and use the meat in salads and diced or blended into beverages.

Coconut water is fat free, delicious, and a great way to rehydrate after strenuous physical activity. It offers potassium, minerals and electrolytes in quantities that can exceed popular brands of sports drinks. An extremely popular beverage in Central America, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific.

Each coconut can contain up to two cups of water, plus a small amount of meat.


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Posted by: Coconut Water - November 7, 2011, 2:30 pm -

Fresh coconut salad


For the dressing

15g galangal (or ginger), peeled and chopped 
1 bird's eye chilli, chopped 
½ tsp shrimp paste 
½ tbsp dried shrimps 
35g fresh coconut, finely chopped and toasted at 140C for 10 minutes 
½ tbsp roasted peanuts 
1 tbsp fish sauce 
½ lemongrass stalk, chopped 
¾ tsp salt 
80g palm sugar 
3 tbsp lime juice
For the salad 
3 tbsp peanut oil 
300g prawns, shelled and deveined
180g fresh coconut, shaved with a vegetable peeler 
1 green papaya, julienned (net weight 180g) 
90g cucumber, julienned 
30g picked coriander leaves 
30g picked mint leaves 
15g Thai basil leaves, shredded 
1½ mild medium red chillies, deseeded and julienned 
8 baby red shallots, peeled and thinly sliced (net weight 80g) 
50g roasted peanuts, chopped
Put the first nine dressing ingredients in a small food processor bowl and blitz to a fine paste. Heat three tablespoons of water in a small pan, stir in the palm sugar and, when it has dissolved, add the paste and cook for few minutes, stirring. Set aside to cool, then add the lime juice.
Heat the peanut oil in a frying pan, add the prawns and a pinch of salt, and stir-fry for two to three minutes until cooked through.
Put all the remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl, add the prawns and any oil from the pan, pour over the dressing, stir gently and serve.

Posted by: Coconut Water - November 7, 2011, 2:19 pm -
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Coconut Mousse Recipes





Ingredients:
material:
1500 cc water
500 cc coconut milk
125 grams sugar
20 grams of agar powder white
1 tablespoon cornstarch
500 cc whipped cream
50 cc rum
100 grams of young coconut meat, rake smooth
sauce:
125 cc water pineapple, the grated pineapple flesh, squeeze the water
50 grams sugar
Pineapple juice 125 cc
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 drops yellow cake coloring
Cooking Method:


How to make
Ingredients: Mix water, coconut milk, sugar, agar-agar powder white, and cornstarch, stir well and cook over low heat, stirring, stirring until thick, remove and let cool.


Enter the whipped cream and rum, stir, then add the coconut meat, stir well.
Pour this mixture into serving glasses and set aside, allow it to harden.
Sauce: Mix all ingredients, mix well and cook over low heat, stirring, stirring until boiling and thickened, remove from heat.
Pour sauce into serving glasses earlier, and then store in refrigerator until hardened, serve.

Posted by: Coconut Water - November 7, 2011, 1:50 pm -
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COCONUT OPENER

The fastest coconut opening tool

Opening a young coconut has never been so easy to as with this brazilian stainless steel tool. Pop the cap off of the green coconut and push the point all the way into the center where the cap was. Then turn the tool a few times around like a cork bottle opener. Pull the tool out and out comes the "coconut cork". No knives, drills, rocks or machetes are needed!


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Benefits of coconut water

Coconut water is considered a natural isotonic to be rich in minerals. The presence of electrolytes such as sodium and potassium in coconut water provides a more rapid absorption, recovering the losses of these minerals in the urine and skin.

Furthermore, the coconut water is the only natural isotonic drink! Therefore, it is ideal to restore the lost fluid after the physical activities and the recovery in cases of dehydration as a good serum plant.

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