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Also Known As : Gari, Nariyal, Thennai
Technical Name : Cocos nucifera


Taste Profile

It is sweet and astringent in taste.

Common names and forms

  1. Chopped fresh tender coconut
  2. Chopped tender coconut
  3. Coconut Chunks
  4. Coconut Fibre
  5. Coconut grated
  6. Coconut meat
  7. Coconut Paste
  8. Coconut Strings
  9. Cocos Nucifera
  10. Dried Coconut Kernel
  11. Dried Grated Coconut
  12. Dry Coconut (Whole)
  13. Dry Coconut Halves
  14. Fresh grated coconut
  15. Fresh narial
  16. Grated Coconut
  17. Grated fresh coconut
  18. Organic Coconut
  19. Premium Sun Dried Matured Coconuts
  20. Roasted Coconut Flakes
  21. Roasted Exotic Coconut
  22. Sun Dried Matured Coconuts
  23. Sweet Coconut
  24. Tender Coconut Flesh
  25. Thennai
  26. Toasted Coconut
  27. White Coconut


Coconut is a fruit, which is enclosed in a rough orange or brown husk. It is actually a one-seeded fruit. In coconut, the white fleshy portion of the seed is edible and is even used fresh or dried in cooking various recipes.

Health benefits

  • Coconut  has anti-cancer properties. It is beneficial in treating colon and breast cancer.(1)
  • It helps in reducing stress on the pancreas  which helps to reduce the risk of developing diabetes.(1)
  • Consuming raw coconut may help to treat throat infections, bronchitis, and urinary tract infection.(1)
  • It improves the level of amniotic fluid which is good for the health and well-being of the fetus.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose coconuts that don’t have any cracks in them and feel heavy and full.


Overconsumption of coconuts can be very harmful to our heart and increases the risk of heart attack and stroke because of the high amount of fats present in coconut.(2)

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