Whether you escaped the cold this holiday or celebrated with friends and family at home, we want to highlight an incredibly healthy and versatile fruit this week and encourage you to try out some of its many uses!
Known as “The Tree of Life” in The Philippines and “The tree of a 1,000 uses” in the Malaya language, coconuts have a history of important uses worldwide.
Different Uses of Coconut
Coconuts are a serious superfood with its long list of health benefits, medicinal uses, and nutritional value.
No part goes to the waste as every layer has a use somewhere in the world, making it worthy of the title the tree of life.
Coconut Leaves – are used to wrap rice, for cooking, and for storage.
Coconut Water – a good source of fibre, antioxidants, proteins, vitamins and minerals, coconut water helps restore electrolytes if you’ve been exercising, playing in the sun or hitting the baijiu this holiday.
Coconut Oil – with medicinal, nutritional and topical uses and benefits, there are a ton of reasons to use coconut oil
* Use it on your skin to reduce fine lines, puffiness and dark circles under the eyes
* Soothes Sunburn and treats blisters and burns
* Removes makeup
* Improves skin tone, elasticity, and age spots
* Stops the itchiness and burning from insect bites
* Conditions the hair and prevents split-ends
* Eating coconut oil can ease acid reflux, stabilize blood sugar levels and strengthens the liver
The Meat and Milk
* The white meat of the coconut is eaten and used fresh. It’s rich in vitamins A and B group (particularly B5), phosphorus, iron, magnesium, zinc and potassium
* High in Fat and Carbohydrates, which is great when replacing your other carbs, not so great if you’re eating it day and night.
* Widely used fresh or dried in thousands of culinary dishes from desserts to savory curries. There are thousands of healthy coconut recipes, try one like this, this week!