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Coconut

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

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It is sweet and astringent in taste.

Common names and forms

  1. Coconut Sap
  2. Cocos Nucifera
  3. Dry Coconut Halves
  4. Fresh grated coconut
  5. Grated Coconut
  6. Grated fresh coconut
  7. Organic Coconut
  8. Premium Sun Dried Matured Coconuts
  9. Roasted Coconut Flakes
  10. Roasted Exotic Coconut
  11. Sun Dried Matured Coconuts
  12. Sweet Coconut
  13. White Coconut

Description

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.

Note

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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