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  What are Coconuts used for?
Coconut water is sterile until the coconut is opened (unless the coconut is spoiled).
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.
Coconut cream is what rises to the top when coconut milk is refrigerated and left to set.
www.edinformatics.com /culinaryarts/food_encyclopedia/coconuts.htm   (909 words)

 Coconut - Food & Drink - Recipes24 Net - recipes, cooking, cookbooks and more
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 fiber;
Coconut water is nearly identical to blood plasma and is known to have been used in emergency cases as an intravenous hydration fluid, when there is a lack of standard IV fluid.
Researchers report that coconut water is high in potassium, chloride, and calcium, and might be indicated in situations calling for increases in these electrolytes.
www.recipes24.net /encyclopedia/c/coconut.html   (828 words)

 Coconut Palace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Coconut Palace is a palace in Manila, Philippines, commissioned by former First Lady Imelda Marcos for Pope John Paul II's visit in 1981.
The Palace's architect Francisco Manosa, however debunks this myth, saying that the Coconut Palace - a showpiece on the versatility of the coconut and its viability as an export - was planned long before the Pope even decided to visit the country.
The palace is located at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex between the Folk Arts Theatre and the Westin Philippine Plaza.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coconut_Palace   (355 words)

 Coconut - Still More Info (Baba's Garden)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Since coconuts have a naturally-forming fracture point, they can be opened by taking a heavy knife, such as a meat cleaver, and striking the coconut with the flat edge of the knife.
Coconuts can be used as weapons, either by holding them and then hitting the target with them or by throwing them either by hand or with catapulting devices.
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.
www.babasgarden.net /2006/10/coconut_still_more_info.html   (2131 words)

 Coconut Recipes
Coconuts are extensively used in Hindu religious rites.
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.
Coconut water can be used as a replacement for blood plasma during a transfusion.
www.astrology-recipes.com /coconut-recipes.htm   (939 words)

 Islands Info Guide to Island Information Worldwide
The Coconut Palace in the Cultural Centre in Malate is actually a guesthouse that was built for the Pope's visit in 1981 (in which he refused to stay) by order of Imelda Marcos, and cost USD10 million to complete.
Coconut Palace was built entirely of palm wood and coconut shells and therefore got its name from the materials used in the construction - more than 70% of the materials come from the coconut tree.
Because of its previous use, the palace is sometimes referred to as the Philippines White House.
www.islandsinfo.com /article_philippines.htm   (747 words)

 OnWisconsin Live Dining: Indian Palace
Indian Palace's was more like a stew, with its spices and lamb flavorings combined with nuts and eggs in a delicious sauce.
With a large population of Hindus and Muslims, pork isn't widely eaten in India, with one exception, the area of Goa that was settled by the Portuguese.
Indian Palace prepared the meat in a traditional Southern Indian manner - in a spicy, dark vindaloo sauce ($13.95) that was pleasantly spicy (we ordered it mild) with a sharp note of vinegar.
www.onwisconsin.com /dining/dining.asp?id=3294   (823 words)

 cocopalace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Inspired by the salakot hat of the farmer, the Coconut Palace majestically stands within the Philippine Cultural Center Complex.
Highlighted as one of the CCP’s most striking structure for its architecture and interiors, the coconut triumphs as the ultimate “Tree of Life”.
The Coconut Palace stands as a shining example of the ingenuity of the Filipino.
www.manosa.com /cocopalace.htm   (151 words)

 Dream Themes 2 - Coconut
The coconut palace is a famous Manila landmark and party venue that's every building material comes from the coconut.
'Coconut cuisine' is one of the delights of Philippine gastronomy and a treat for any gourmet.
It includes simple fare such as healthful coconut juice lumpiang ubod (spring roll made from the trunk's pith); and savory dishes.
www.dotpcvc.gov.ph /MICE/DreamThemes2/coconut.html   (136 words)

 Wallis and Futuna islands - Tours and Travel Guide, Visitors Information,. tropical climate, agriculture, coconut, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
* Coconut milk (which is approximately 17% fat) is made by processing grated coconut cake recipe 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 easter egg water or coconut juice.
*Fresh inner coconut husk can also be rubbed on the lens of snorkling goggles to prevent fogging during use *Dried half coconut shells are used as the bodies of musical instruments, including the Chinese yehu and banhu, and the Vietnamese đàn gáo.
Since the 1960s, the islands have diversified away from their traditionally agriculture based economy towards tourism and financial services, becoming one of the richest areas in the caribbean.
www.wffp.org /tropical_climate.html   (1636 words)

 Coconut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coconuts are susceptible to the phytoplasma disease lethal yellowing.
Coconut milk is made by grating the endocarp and mixing it with (warm) water.
All parts of the coconut palm are useful, and the palms have a comparatively high yield (up to 75 fruits per year); it therefore has significant economic value.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coconut   (2447 words)

 Tourist Spots Of The Philippines
Its coastline is characterized by tall, swaying coconut trees, white sand beaches, rock formations, mangroves, coral reefs, and small fishing villages, all suggestive of a tropical island paradise.
The colors of the coastline at the beach areas transforms itself from the green lush vegetation of coconut trees, to the white sandy beaches, to the dark blue color of the sea, with its deep waters and coral reefs.
This ornate Spanish colonial palace, with its arches and balconies, was built as a private country house in the late 18th century and purchased by the government in 1825.
www.geocities.com /travelpacifican/tourist_spots.html   (5262 words)

 Coconut Palace Manila the Marcos's Presidential guesthouse.
The Coconut Palace was the Presidential Guest House of the Marcos's and was built by Imelda Marcos, the same one who has the shoe fetish.
The Coconut Palace Manila is named because the structure is made of nearly 70% chemically treated coconut lumber.
The Coconut Palace is located in the Cultural Center of the Philippines on the corner of F. Ma.
www.philippines-travel-guide.com /coconut-palace-manila.html   (914 words)

 Coconut Palace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Coconut Palace is a palace in Manila, Philippines, built by former First Lady Imelda Marcos for Pope John Paul II's visit.
The Coconut Palace is made of almost 70% of coconut lumber.
The palace is located somewhere in the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex near the Edwardo Makabenta Street in the capital city of Manila.
coconut-palace.kiwiki.homeip.net   (325 words)

Bask in the beauty of nature amidst marvelous mangrove forests, coconut capopies and pulsating paddy fields sprinkle with enchanting waterways and canals decked with while lilies.
Lake Palace Resort is situated 100 meters away from the Vembanad Lake at Kumarakom.
Lake palace Resort is 16 km from Kottayam railway station and Bus Stand and 75Km away from Cochin International Air Port.
www.lakepalaceresorts.com   (145 words)

 Coconut Bay Resort St Lucia
Coconut Bay’s all inclusive dining package provides a choice of three unique restaurants and a beachside grill.
Coconut Bay sets itself in the finest of St. Lucia’s southern coast and welcomes guests with a host of inclusions and amenities for the whole family.
Coconut Bay is located near the Hewanorra International Airport (UVF).
www.allinclusiveoutlet.com /vacations/resorts/coconut-bay   (694 words)

 MetroActive Dining | Saigon Palace
While Vince sipped his sweet refreshing Vietnamese iced tea (the touch of coconut milk provides the distinctive accent) and I quenched my thirst with a chilled Tsing Tao (a more assertive brew than the ephemeral Saigon Beer I'd had on my previous visit), we combed the menu.
Saigon Palace does a fine job with dishes like breast of chicken marinated in a rich lemon grass-intensive sauce and then perfectly grilled ($6.50).
Served in its thick clay pot, it was a knockout with the perfect white rice that accompanied it.
www.metroactive.com /papers/cruz/03.20.97/dining-9712.html   (826 words)

 Weddings at a Palace
Imagine a perfect white sand beach as the backdrop, where the warm sun, sparkling ocean and coconut palms serve as witnesses.
All-inclusive packages at any of the Palace Resorts include luxurious accommodations, taxes and gratuities, all meals and snacks, domestic and imported beverages, non-motorized water sports, nightly entertainment, and unlimited selected tours.
Palace Resorts, the company that set the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations, offers six all-inclusive properties in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
www.palaceresorts.com /Press/weddingsPalace2005.asp   (414 words)

 Koi Palace Seafood Restaurant review by San Francisco Chronicle
Koi Palace has dumplings, of course -- crisp, pan-fried pork dumplings in a leavened, airy wrapper and chewy rice-flour skins stuffed with scallops and shrimp, the tops tied with bits of chive so that each one resembles Santa's Christmas sack.
Here, juicy slices of beef and luscious taro root were simmered in a ginger-tinged coconut sauce to produce an entree of soft, subtle contrasts that have haunted me at least twice a day ever since I ate it.
The coconut juice and hashima were ladled into bowls, like soup, and the coconut meat was so tender that we scraped it from the inside of the shell with our spoons.
www.koipalace.com /sf_weekly.html   (1206 words)

 ABS-CBN Interactive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Coconut Palace did in fact have a greater and higher purpose.
With Imelda herself taking you on a tour of the Coconut Palace if you were VVIP material, and pointing out the coconut elements spread around the house in innovative style.
Recently, while delving through some of the mountainous array of documents at the PCCG, one of its officials discovered that the Coconut Palace rightly belonged to the Government Service Insurance System—as the papers that had been gathering dust in the bowels of the PCGG indisputably proved.
www.abs-cbnnews.com /storypage.aspx?StoryId=50129   (866 words)

 Coconut Lagoon Kumarakom,Coconut Lagoon Resort Kumarakom Kerala
Coconut Lagoon is an authentic experience of Kerala and its backwaters.A celebration, if you will, of a land in union with its own soul.
Coconut Lagoon is our attempt to capture the essence of the Kerala experience and then offer it in a unique setting.
We like to believe that this is the reason why Condé Nast Traveller rated Coconut Lagoon among the 25 best getaways in the world.
www.indian-holidays.net /spa-holidays/coconut-lagoon-kumarakom.html   (238 words)

 CBS - The Amazing Race
With hesitation, Christie calmly did as she was told and immediately found the rope attached to the clue.
Departing their bus moments later, Brandon and Nicole snagged a taxi quickly, only to discover their driver was unfamiliar with the location of the Coconut Palace.
With all Teams in contention, it was married parents Chip and Kim who stepped onto the mat in first place at the Coconut Palace.
www.cbs.com /primetime/amazing_race5/show/episode11/index4.shtml   (541 words)

 Coconut Palace | Philippines Attraction Review
For a mere $10 million dollars, the Coconut Palace is a project built for Pope John Paul’s visit in 1981 thought up by former first lady Imelda Marcos.
This house is 70% constructed from parts of the coconut tree.
If you do not want to enter the Coconut Palace, you can walk through the Cultural Center and view it from the outside.
www.internationalcircuit.com /philippines/tourism-3.html   (139 words)

 CBS - The Amazing Race
This palace is showy indeed, built of indigenous materials (70 percent from the coconut tree), with seven lavish suites, each decorated to represent a different region in the Philippines.
Today, the palace functions as a museum, with beautiful grounds, including an enchanting butterfly garden and orchidarium.
Intramuros, the original walled city built in 1590 by the Spanish atop the ashes of the indigenous settlement, once contained 15 churches and six monasteries.
www.cbs.com /primetime/amazing_race5/show/episode11/destinations.shtml   (824 words)

 Journal: September 5, 2000
Instead, we went over to the bay, which is across the street from the hotel, and were hoping to see the Coconut Palace (built entirely out of coconut) but it was closed Mondays.
After asking the parking attendant if the palace was open today (and after paying the 15 peso parking fee when she'd said yes), we found out that the Palace was closed on Mondays.
Bear had a pepperoni pizza from Shakey's while I had a local dish called "binatog", which is boiled white corn with grated coconut and some salt.
www.sabear.net /manila2k/s5.htm   (1337 words)

 Filipino Culture and Art
Snapshots of houses contiguous with the spaces surrounding them and marked by “a return to the old… from the age-old customs and traditions of the people and the lessons of the past” — an apotheosis of which is the “coconut palace”.
Vistas of churches and commemorative structures that provide a “tangible feel of the Philippines” because… they are “rich in historical significance…” such as the EDSA shrine and the St Joseph Parish housing the bamboo organ in Las Pinas.
The book is also a construct with a built in shed or sibi to protect the creative from the glare of “inferiority.” “We must believe in ourselves, our capabilities, innovativeness and creativity, and stop imitating alien cultures and architectures.
www.english-to-tagalog.com /Filipino.html   (837 words)

 Travel Tips Philippines - Philippines Island Trourist Destination
Coconut Palace is the latest pitstop in this week's Amazing Race.
For a brief background, the Coconut Palace was built by Imelda in the 70's to serve as the Pope's residence during the Papal visit to Manila.
The place is beautiful but the Manila Bay sunset is the palace's best asset.
www.southtravels.com /asia/philippines/traveltips/philattraction.html   (782 words)

 ABS-CBN Interactive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Rene Martel’s piece, "Coconut Palace discovers its true origin," (September 12, 2006, issue) was an interesting read because it traced the ownership of the Coconut Palace.
If there is one government official today who values culture and tradition, it’s Garcia, thus Martel’s comment that the GSIS chief might consider making the Coconut Palace his official residence was uncalled for.
With the Coconut Palace being declared rightfully belonging to the GSIS, or more precisely to its members, the edifice can regain its glory and be made useful again.
www.abs-cbnnews.com /storypage.aspx?StoryId=50923   (312 words)

 Two Philippine Pit Stop In Amazing Race ! - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
According to AXN Asia, the Coconut Palace on Roxas Boulevard and the Lagen Island Resort of the El Nido Resorts in Palawan are the last two pit stops on the show.
The Coconut Palace is made mainly of materials from the coconut tree mixed with other indigenous materials.
The Lagen Island Resort is a self-contained island resort on four acres on the northern tip of Palawan.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=13750   (955 words)

 ~ The ACI World Congress Philippines 2006 ~   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Located in San Miguel known for its Spanish-style houses, this ornate Spanish colonial palace with its arches and balconies evokes the rich history of Philippine government.
Overlooking Manila Bay, the Coconut Palace was built for Pope John Paul’s visit in 1981 by former first lady Imelda Marcos.
Built entirely of indigenous materials such as narra and molave hardwoods, coconut wood and husks, this remarkable architectural feat is now a museum.
www.aciphils.com /worldcongress2006/special_sponsorship.htm   (657 words)

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