Is A Coconut In The Nut Family ?  

    The classification of a coconut is a rather debatable issue. This delicacy of the tropical realm is categorized under the head of fruit, seed and at times even nut. Not only the common population, even scientists tend to differ in their perception of its classification.More...

 

What Is The Cream Of Coconut ?

What Is The Cream Of Coconut          Coconut cream is very identical to coconut milk, and both need to be extracted from the coconut. The coconut cream is richer in texture and also has less water content. In addition, it has high levels of protein and nutrients.Coconut cream is used in several culinary dishes of different countries. There are several ways to procure coconut milk.More...

 

Is Coconut Good For You ?

Is Coconut Good For You           The coconut is one of the most popular palms grown all over the tropical belt. This plant of the Arecaceae family attains a height of about 30 meters, and it is cultivated for its extensive culinary, non-culinary and aesthetic benefits.The fleshy part of the coconut is edible raw or in dried form. The meat and coconut milk form an important ingredient of many sumptuous recipes relished all over the world.More...

 

Growing Coconut Trees From Coconuts

Growing Coconut Trees From Coconuts            There is no doubt that a coconut tree adds to the aesthetic value of a region. However, this tree can only be grown in areas with a more or less tropical climate. The coconut tree requires a soil with 5.5 to 7.5 pH levels, good sunlight and average watering, specifically less during the winter season.More...

 

Is A Coconut A Fruit ?

Is A Coconut A Fruit           Classification of any part of the plant is an extremely complicated issue for a common man with limited knowledge of Botany. In general language, a coconut is referred to sometimes as a fruit or a nut or even a seed. However, for botanists, it is none of these. In scientific terminology, a coconut is a fibrous one-seeded drupe.More...

 

History Of Coconut Tree

History Of Coconut Tree            In layman terminology, coconut is the fruit of the coconut palm. However, botanically it is slotted under a drupe and not a nut. In fact, the coconut is actually the largest seed in the world. The name ‘coconut’ was coined in 1555 by the Spanish and the Portuguese. The shape of this fruit reminded them of the word ‘coco’ that denoted ‘monkey face’.More...

 

How To Germinate A Coconut ?

How To Germinate A Coconut            Coconut is popular all over the world for its culinary and non-culinary benefits. One of the most significant facets of this plant is that each part is useful in some way or the other. Under natural circumstances, coconuts fall from the tree and germination occurs if favorable conditions exist. However, to consciously germinate a coconut, certain aspects need to be taken care of especially if one plans to grow a house plant.More...

 

Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil

Health Benefits Of Coconut Oil           Coconut oil has been used by the human race since ancient times for numerable reasons. It is said to have a positive impact on various areas of the human body such as the skin, hair, bones, teeth, cholesterol, digestion and weight. All these positive influences can be credited to the occurrence of lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid in the oil.More...

 

 

 

    
 

Fruit Gardening:

Coconuts-Facts      The coconut tree is found in tropical areas. The tree generally attains a height of about 60 to 100 feet. More than 20 billion coconuts are produced every year. The seed of this plant is naturally equipped to be dispersed through water. The pod is easily floatable, and it is water resistant, characteristics that assist in water dispersal. More..

 


 

 

 
   
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