Common Name : Coconut
Botanical Name : Cocos nucifera
A tropical palm mainly grown in the tropical
countries. Many hotels serve welcome coconut juice drink. The
bottom of the whole coconut is cut open to the shell and pulp
or meat, what inside is the coconut water.
Coconut tree can reach to a hight of 30m or
90 feet. The unbranched trunk is ringed by scars from fallen
leaf bases and the tree is crowned by a tuft of 20-30 long pinnate
The image on the right is a whole coconut fruit with stem attached.
To reach the edible the smooth hard thick skin husk have to
be removed to reach the shell which protected the coconut water
and white coconut meat for flesh. The meat and water are edible.
There are many many usage in the coconut, The
coconut fruit are used for coconut milk, coconut juice ,water
coconut, desiccated coconut, coconut beverage, organic coconut
oil, coconut cooking oil, coconut cookies, coconut cream, coconut
pie, shredded coconut, coconut ice, and many others.
For home recipes, Asian used coconut as an ingredient,
Coconut milk for curry and dessert, grated coconut for ganish
over Asian cakes, coconut oil for cooking and many others uses
Infact the whole coconut tree are usable, The
tree trunk for building materials, the leaves for weaving, coconut
husk for making ropes, beding, fuel and the shell for making
ladle, and decorative made material.
Old or ripe coconut are brown in color which are mainly used
fro Asian cooking, because the old coconut meat or flesh are
thick. It is grated and than milk are extract, used for curry
recipes or dessert.