Facts And Benefits Of Coconut

Dr. Bruce Fife, a naturopathic doctor and the author of  “The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil” said, “Coconut oil is the healthiest oil on earth.” That claim was supported by Jon J. Kabara, PH.D and Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University says, “Never before in the history of man is it so important to emphasize the value of lauric oils. The medium-chain fats in coconut oil are similar to fats in mother’s milk and have similar nutriceutical effects.”

Many of us believed that coconut is a tree and the word coconut is abusively used on this phrase: "Coconut is the tree of

life". Coconut has thousands uses – from the tips of its leaves down to the tips of its roots. Its feather-leaves, fruits, trunks and roots are sources of useful raw materials for production purposes of thousand kinds: foods, beverages, oil, thatching fiber, utensils and ornaments, desserts and for the making of children’s toys.

Is Coconut a Tree? No. Coconut is not a tree and never will be. Million of people around the world including Filipinos believed that coconut is a tree but it isn't. Better to call it as Coconut plant.

Who gave the name Coconut? It was England who gave its name as Coconut. 

What is the sexuality of Coconut? Coconut is polygamomonoecious. The sexuality of a plant is determine through its flower. The flower of a plant is classified as female reproductive organ, male reproductive organ and bisexual reproductive organ. The Coconut plant has all these types of sexual organs, the reason why its sexuality is called polygamomonoecious.

Where was Coconut originated? Until now nobody can tell the origin of coconut. The origin of this plant is not yet fully determined as it is still subject for debate.

The number one Coconut producing country. Among the eleven top coconut producing countries


Philippines is number one followed by Indonesia, India, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mexico, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and Tanzania.

What other benefits of Coconut?

  • The husk and shells can be used for fuel and are good source of charcoal and for polishing floors and sometimes it is used in theaters to create the sound effect of a horse’s hoof-beats and also used for making the bodies of musical instruments including the Chinese yehu and banhu and the Vietnamese dan gao.
  • The plant is a source of oil and milk too and could be used as hair’s conditioner, cooking and massaging oils and also used as a medicament for swelling wounds, treating pimples, for dry skin and other skin diseases.
  • Scientific studies have shown that coconut oil has anti-microbial and anti-viral properties and is now even being used in treating AIDS patients. Studies conducted in the Philippines showed that coconut oil does indeed reduce the viral load in AIDS patients.

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  • nbillett  15-11-2016
    Great information. In Jamaica we use coconut a lot. We use in our rice and peas, when making potato pudding and when making some of our cultural food snacks like, grater cake. Also we enjoy eating the jelly of the coconut too.
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    • pruelpo  18-11-2016
      Thank you for dropping by Ms. Nbillett. Indeed happy to know that there is someone who happened to visit this article page that was published for about three years ago. And yes, the coconut has so many uses. In many events like birthdays, weddings, fiestas and other occasions coconut fruits are usually used as ingredients for the many recipes like what you have mentioned. They are really tasty and yummy to bite. Again thank you. have a nice day. See you around again.
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