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The coconut with husk arrives still encased in its original hard protective husk. Inside this husk lies the familiar coconut shell most commonly available. A thin brown coat, called the "testa" covers the kernel, which is hollow and contains a liquid. When the fruit is ripened, the kernel has a gelatinous creamy texture and the liquid makes a refreshing sweet drink.
Husk coconuts are available year-round.
A valuable tree, the trunks are used as timber, the leaves for thatch, and the husk is coir, used for matting and ropes. The sap is used to make sugar or fermented to toddy or distilled. Dried nuts, or "copra," are used for oil in detergents, cosmetics, and soaps. Pressed waste becomes animal food.
Unfortunately, raw coconut is high in fat. Its strengths are it has no cholesterol and is low in sodium. Providing a good source of fiber, coconut offers some iron.
Fresh grated coconut makes an excellent decorative topping for frosted cakes and cookies. Add to fruit salad for texture and flavor. To make coconut biscuits, beat one egg white until stiff; beat in 5 ounces powdered sugar and 3 ounces dried coconut. Place spoonfuls onto rice paper on a baking sheet. Garnish each with a cherry; bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until beginning to brown. Makes 10 yummy biscuits.
Southern India and Southeast Asia cuisines use coconut milk as a standard ingredient. The islands of the Pacific regard coconuts as a sacred emblem of fertility.
The fruit of one of the most useful trees in the world, coconuts flourish on the seashores in moist tropical regions. There is a disagreement among Botanists whether the species is native to the East Indies and Melanesia, as favored by most, or to tropical America. The Philippines, India, Mexico, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia and Sri Lanka are now the main growing and exporting countries. The word "coconut" is derived rom the Portuguese word for goblin or monkey and reflects that the markings on the nut somewhat resemble a face.
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Your Dekalb Farmers Market
Near Scottdale, Georgia, United States
About 22 days ago, 9/05/23
Sharer's comments : Green coconuts are in season in Atlanta Georgia ..
La Michoana Meat Market Near Brookfield Estates, Texas, United States
About 27 days ago, 8/31/23
Sharer's comments : Husk on coconut T La Michoana Market Austin Texas ..
Robert Is Here Fruit Stand & Farm
Robert is Here Fruit StandNear Florida City, Florida, United States
19200 SW 344th Street, Homestead, FL 33034
About 74 days ago, 7/15/23
Pasar Chow Kit Near Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
About 283 days ago, 12/18/22
Sharer's comments : Malaysia is storming with coconuts. In abundance always at Chow Kit traditional market Kuala Lumpur
Bob Roth's New River Grove Near Davie, United States
About 502 days ago, 5/13/22
Brothers Farmers Market Near Davie, Florida, United States
About 607 days ago, 1/28/22
Yellow Green Farmers Market Near Hollywood, Florida, United States
About 612 days ago, 1/23/22
Robert Is Here Fruit Stand & Farm Near Florida City, Florida, United States
About 614 days ago, 1/21/22
Bob Roth's New River Grove
The Groves Coffee and SandwichesNear Davie, United States
About 673 days ago, 11/23/21
Yellow Green Farmers Market
Yellow Green Farmers MarketNear Hollywood, Florida, United States
1940 N 30th Rd Hollywood FL 33021
About 676 days ago, 11/20/21
Manso ProduceNear Miami, Florida, United States
2186 NW 13th Ave Miami FL 33142
About 676 days ago, 11/20/21
La Guardia Produce
La Guardia ProduceNear Miami, Florida, United States
Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL
About 677 days ago, 11/19/21