What is Coconut?
Coconut is the fruit of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera), which is commonly used for its water, milk, oil, and tasty meat. Coconuts are native to Southeast Asia and the islands between the Indian and Pacific oceans. The flesh of the coconut is high in fat and can be dried or eaten fresh or processed into coconut milk or coconut oil.
Is Coconut Good for Us?
Coconut is a high-fat fruit that is highly nutritious. It contains carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. Coconuts are especially high in manganese, copper, iron, and selenium, which are important for bone health, red blood cell formation, and antioxidant protection.
Coconut & Health
Coconut is rich in antioxidants, has powerful antibacterial properties, and may support better blood sugar control. Eating coconuts daily can support the development of healthy teeth and bones by improving your body’s ability to absorb manganese and calcium, which is vital for bone development and can also help prevent osteoporosis.
Sri Lankan Coconut
Sri Lankan coconut is celebrated for its fine texture, flavor and lightest color. The quality of Sri Lankan coconuts and coconut-based products is highly valued by global consumers mainly due to their superior quality.
Coconut-based products are becoming increasingly popular due to their health benefits and versatility. Some popular coconut-based products include coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut water coconut chips and desiccated coconut.