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  Coconut-Info.com - the place for information on the health benefits of coconut products
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which is known for being anti-viral, antibacterial and anti-fungal.
Coconut oil is also being used by thyroid sufferers to increase body metabolism, and to lose weight.
Virgin coconut oil is also used for making natural soaps and other health products, as it is one of the healthiest things one can put on their skin.
www.coconut-info.com   (515 words)

  CGIAR: Research & Impact: Areas of Research: Coconut
Although coconut is a major crop in countries like the Philippines, Indonesia and India, many of the coconut producing countries are small islands in the Pacific, Indian Ocean and the Caribbean.
The main economic products derived from the coconut palm are the fruits or nuts, the copra, which is the dried solid endosperm of meat of the nut, the edible oil extracted from the copra, and desiccated coconut for which the endosperm is ground before drying.
Coconut plays an important role in sustaining fragile ecosystems in island and coastal communities and is used as a source of food, drink, fuel, animal feed and shelter.
www.cgiar.org /impact/research/coconut.html   (491 words)

  Coconut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Adhering to the inside wall of the endocarp is the testa, with a thick albuminous endosperm (the coconut "meat"), the white and fleshy edible part of the seed.
Coconut milk (which is approximately 17% fat) is made by processing grated coconut with hot water or hot milk which extracts the oil and aromatic compounds from the fibre, and should not be confused with the juice found naturally in young coconuts, called coconut water or coconut juice.
Coconuts are usually offered to the gods, and a coconut is smashed on the ground or on some object as part of an initiation or inauguration of building projects, facility, ship, etc.; this act signifies sacrificing ego, that wealth stems from divinity, and if due credit is not given, bad karma is taken on.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coconut   (2185 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Coconut   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Coconuts falling from trees have been known to cause fatalities, and was the subject of a paper published in 1984 that won the Ig Nobel Prize in 2001.
Coconut milk (which is approximately 17% fat) is made by processing grated coconut with hot water or hot milk which extracts the oil and aromatic compounds from the fibre.
Coconuts are usually offered to the gods, and a coconut is smashed on the ground or on some object as part of an initiation or inauguration of building projects, facility, ship, etc., taking the place of Champagne in western culture.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Coconut   (1274 words)

 Food that Heal - Coconut   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The water of the tender green coconut, generally known as mineral water, is used as a beverage and a refreshing drink.
A tablespoonful of the freshly ground coconut should be taken at breakfast, followed by a dose of castor oil after three hours.
Coconut water is a known source of potassium-rich fluid, and since cholera patients can almost invariably take oral fluids following initial correction of shock and acidosis, the experts suggest intake of coconut water is a must for cholera patients.
www.indiangyan.com /books/healthbooks/food_that_heal/coconut.shtml   (610 words)

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The coconut is the fruit of the coconut palm.
Coconut water, used as a refreshing drink, is found in the cavity of the coconut.
Unless the coconut is spoiled, the water is sterile until the coconut is opened.Coconut water has been used when there is a lack of standard IV fluid for intravenous hydration, because it is high in calcium, chloride, potassium, and sugars.
www.herbalgram.org /youngliving/hmbc/default.asp?h=Coconut   (767 words)

 coconut - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Coconut, common name for the fruit of a tree of the palm family, widely distributed in tropical regions.
Coconut Crab, common name for a large tropical land crustacean found on the islands of the South Pacific and Indian oceans.
- hard-shelled fruit containing sweet juice: the fruit of the coconut palm, consisting of a hard fibrous husk around a single-seeded nut with firm white flesh that is eaten raw or dried to make copra and a hollow core containing sweet-tasting liquid coconut milk.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=coconut   (163 words)

 Coconuts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Coconut milk is popular in Indian cuisine, where it is used in curries, sauces, and desserts.
The coconut is the fruit of the coconut palm tree.
Coconut milk is used in a variety of ways and is especially popular in Indian cuisine where it is used in curries, sauces, desserts, and other dishes.
www.kroger.com /hn/Food_Guide/Coconuts.htm   (427 words)

 The Coconut Palm in Florida   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Coconut palms may be planted at any time of the year but the warm, rainy summer months are best.
Cold temperatures: Coconut palms are injured by temperatures of 32 degrees F (0 degrees C), with desiccated foliage as the primary symptom.
Coconut palms in the landscape are susceptible to several nutritional deficiencies.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /MG043   (2919 words)

 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Information Sheets: Coconut Palms
Coconut water (sometimes, misleadingly known as coconut milk) fills the cavity in the centre of the coconut and can be used as a refreshing drink.
Coconut oil, extracted from the dried endosperm (copra), is unusual amongst plant oils in that it is solid below 24°C. In the early days of margarine manufacture, it was one of the major raw materials, as it was considerably cheaper than animal fats.
Coconut milk and cream, often required for cooking curries, are prepared by soaking either the fresh or dried endosperm in warm water and then filtering away the solid material; the cream rises to the surface of the milk if it is left to stand.
www.rbgkew.org.uk /ksheets/coconut.html   (1143 words)

 Vegetarians in Paradise/Coconut History/Coconut Nutrition/Coconut Folklore/CoconutRecipe
Coconut oil, one of the oldest recorded sources of vegetable oil, is still used for cooking in many of the tropical regions where coconuts grow.
Coconuts require the hot, humid weather of the tropical regions that stretch 25 degrees north to 25 degrees south of the equator all around the globe.
Young coconuts are valued for their juice, but the coconut meat inside, which is often sweeter than that of the mature coconut, is completely edible and has a softer, more delicate consistency than a mature coconut.
www.vegparadise.com /highestperch58.html   (6744 words)

 Coconut Milk
Coconut milk or 'ga-ti' is traditionally made by mixing the grated meat of a ripe coconut with warm water and then squeezing out the juice.
Coconut milk has the quality of blending together and mellowing the flavors of the dishes in which it is used.
The principle fatty acid in coconut milk is lauric acid, which is the same fat found in abundance in mother's milk and is known to promote normal brain development and contribute to healthy bones.
www.globalbounty.com /coconut_milk.htm   (1062 words)

 Coconut - Glossary - Hormel Foods
Coconut meat, which is chewy in texture, can be shredded, dried and sold either sweetened or unsweetened to be used as an ingredient for baked items, desserts and candies.
Remove the coconut from the oven, wrap it in a towel, and then use a hammer or mallet to tap the shell around the outside to assist with releasing the meat from the shell.
White coconuts are picked when they are young prior to turning dark brown, with an outer husk that still has a significant amount of hair.
www.hormel.com /kitchen/glossary.asp?id=33181&catitemid=   (741 words)

Coconut palms are an excellent source of food for native peoples in the tropics.
There is good evidence that the coconut palm was growing on the Pacific side of the Isthmus of Panama before the Spaniards arrived; this is also consistent with the dispersal model, because coconuts could have drifted via sea currents from the islands of the Pacific Basin to the western coastline of Central America.
Nonetheless, coconuts have been intentionally carried around the world, including to some of the islands of the Pacific Basin, so that the trip to the New World from southeastern Asia very possibly was aided by humans.
www.botgard.ucla.edu /html/botanytextbooks/economicbotany/Cocos   (866 words)

 A New Look at Coconut Oil
A review of the diet/heart disease literature relevant to coconut oil clearly indicates that coconut oil is at worst neutral with respect to atherogenicity of fats and oils and, in fact, is likely to be a beneficial oil for prevention and treatment of some heart disease.
The use of coconut oil as a shortening was advertised in the United States in popular cookbooks at the end of the 19th century.
The hydrogenated coconut oil was selected instead of hydrogenated cottonseed, corn or soybean oil because it was a soft enough fat for blending into diets due to the presence of the lower melting medium chain saturated fatty acids.
www.westonaprice.org /knowyourfats/coconut_oil.html   (5883 words)

 Got (coconut) milk?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Coconut milk is made by steeping equal parts shredded coconut and either warm milk or coconut water.
Cream of coconut and coconut cream are not interchangeable in recipes, because cream of coconut is heavily sweetened, Cook's Illustrated said.
Coconut milk hasn't been given a star in the nutrition lineup of healthful foods, but as Loha-unchit said, Southeast Asians have been staying healthy for generations with coconut an integral part of their diet.
www.azcentral.com /home/food/articles/0517coconut17.html   (1028 words)

 Coconut Research Center Home Page
Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
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.
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.
www.coconutresearchcenter.org /index.htm   (1199 words)

 Coconut   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Each coconut has several layers: a smooth, deep tan outer covering; a brown fiber of 1-2” thickness; a hard, dark brown hairy husk with three indented “eyes” at one end; a thin brown skin; the cream white coconut meat; and at the center, a thin opaque coconut juice.
Selection: Coconuts are sold both in the husk (tan or green-colored thick outer shell) or removed from the husk, with a fibrous dark brown shell.
With greener coconuts in may be helpful to place the whole coconut in a 350 degrees F. oven for 15-20 minutes, then proceed with the above steps to remove the liquid and coconut meat.
sarasota.extension.ufl.edu /FCS/FlaFoodFare/Coconut.htm   (942 words)

 AllRefer.com - coconut, Plant (Plants) - Encyclopedia
coconut, fruit of the coco palm (Cocos nucifera), a tree widely distributed through tropical regions.
The seed is peculiarly adapted to dispersal by water because the large pod holding the nut is buoyant and impervious to moisture.
Through this easily punctured spot the "milk" of the young coconut may be drained.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/coconut.html   (261 words)

 Coconut Milk/Cream
Coconut milk is not the juice found inside a coconut, but the diluted cream pressed out from the thick, white flesh of a well-matured coconut.
The principle fatty acid in coconut milk is lauric acid, which is the same fat found in abundance in mother's milk and is known to promote normal brain development and contribute to healthy bones.
Coconuts with lighter brown shells generally are not as fully matured; the meat is delicious as a snack in itself, or shredded to make fillings and toppings for snack foods, appetizers and desserts.
www.thaifoodandtravel.com /ingredients/cocmilk.html   (1839 words)

 How to Cut Open a Coconut - wikiHow
Using the blunt edge (not the blade) of a heavy knife (for example, a chef's knife, meat cleaver, machete) tap firmly around its equator as you rotate the coconut in the palm of your hand.
Try using the drain opening of your kitchen sink to hold the coconut while you hammer an awl or ice pick in the eyes to drain the juice.
The coconut should be hit firmly but not so hard that you lose control of the knife.
www.wikihow.com /Cut-Open-a-Coconut   (1063 words)

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Close to two-thirds of the saturated fat in coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fatty acids, which have antimicrobial properties, are easily digested by the body for quick energy, and are beneficial to the immune system.
Remember--hydrogenated oils are oils with trans-fatty acids, which have been altered from their original chemical composition and have been shown to raise cholesterol levels and lead to heart disease and other health problems.
However, coconut oil can vary widely in terms of the types of coconuts used, the manufacturing processes used to make the oil, and more, and all of these factors play a major role in the effectiveness of the oil.
www.mercola.com /2003/sep/13/coconut_oil.htm   (810 words)

 coconut Definition in the Food Dictionary at Epicurious.com
Each coconut has several layers: a smooth, deep tan outer covering; a hard, dark brown, hairy husk with three indented "eyes" at one end; a thin brown skin; the creamy white coconut meat; and, at the center, a thin, opaque coconut juice.
Coconut oil — one of the few nonanimal saturated fats —; is used widely in the manufacture of baked goods such as commercial cookies.
Coconut cream is made in the same manner, but enriches the mix by using 1 part water to 4 parts coconut.
www.epicurious.com /cooking/how_to/food_dictionary/entry?id=1983   (785 words)

 About Coconuts
Coconut vinegar is made from fermenting the water that is found inside the coconut shell.
The parts of the coconut palm that are used in medicine are the roots, the bark, the "bloom" of the leaf, the cabbage, the flowers, and the fruit (husk, shell, water, endosperm, oil.)
The coconut milk, which is the product of the expressed juice of the grated endosperm, was popular during World War II and was used as a substitute for cow's milk.
www.coconut-info.com /aboutcoconuts.htm   (673 words)

 Coconut Oil
The data was said to suggest that dietary cholesterol suppressed hepatic reductase activity in the young pigs regardless of their genetic background, that the stage of development was a dominant factor in its regulation, and that both dietary and endogenously synthesized cholesterol was used primarily for tissue building in very young pigs.
The extraction of oil from fresh coconut has been reported in the past decade and my impression is that this is being considered as a desirable source of minimally processed oil, which produces an oil with desirable characteristics for the natural foods market.
After years of packaging coconut oil for skin use only, one of the large suppliers of oils to the natural foods and health foods stores has introduced coconut oil for food use, and it has appeared within the last few months on shelves in the Washington, DC metropolitan area along with other oils.
www.coconut-oil-sales.com /articles/coconut_oil_article_14.htm   (10089 words)

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