Coconut Characteristics

The coconut is a common fruit found in tropical climates around the world. It originated from the coconut palm, a plant pertaining to the family of the palm ceas, which includes nearly a million varieties.

Most people are familiar with 2 types of coconuts: the fresh green coconut for water and the brown ripe coconut for the meat. The first one has great quantity of water and a soft pulp, which is used for cooking to give light taste to drinks and sweets. This is in the earlier stages of development on the tree. As the coconut ripens on the tree it turns brown. It is literally dehydrating on the tree. This is usually seen in stores with the husk already removed and it looks about the same size as a grapefruit.

Coconut water can be used by diabetics, since it does not contain sucrose (a type of sugar). It is prescribed by doctors around the world to help with minor and major ailments of all sorts. The health benefits are truly astounding.

The ripe coconut or brown coconut has very little water, but it is rich in meat as a result. It is used as food and in foods, sweets, and desserts . Though the quantity of liquid is small in this sort, it can be consumed normally.

The ripe coconut brings out the taste of the foods and can be substituted for nuts and almonds in many recipes, wi th an outstanding flavor. The coconut's husk in the brown ripe coconut is used in the manufacture of ropes, belts, carpets, and hats . It can be used in arts and crafts. It is necessary that it is dried up naturally in the sun or it will becomeshriveled . Under and after the fibrous husk is removed, the surface of the coconut is a very hard shell. The coconut shell is used to make earrings, necklaces and bracelets, cups, bowls, buttons, and even is used as a canvas for painting.

Besides as an arts and craft function, the coconut's fibrous husk can be substituted as a plant fiber in the cultivation of ornamental plants like ferns, brom lias, orchids, sword of Saint Jorge, lilies, begonias, between others. The great advantage is that his cloth is rich in fibers and helps in the development of the plants, principally, of the epfitas.

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