THE HUMBLE COCONUT
We always preach that coconuts are one of the most incredible single food sources on the planet, but it even goes beyond the edible benefits.
I watched a coconut show in Fiji last year where the locals showed us just how important the Coconut Tree is to their community and sustainability. Everything from the trunk (for timber) to the leaves (for weaving baskets, mats, hats, wrapping their food in banana leaf parcels for cooking) to the outer fiborous husk that houses the shell (used to make rope due to its strength & for broom bristles), to the shell itself (used for bowls, shell bras & burnt into activated charcoal), to the inner flesh (used as soft eating flesh, dried coconut chips, pressed to make coconut oil or coconut milk) and then of course the coconut ‘water’ which we love to drink.
If you were ever stranded on an island, coconuts are your hero.
So on that note, here are some facts about one of the coconuts most renowned derivative, COCONUT OIL, and why you should add some into your daily life:
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