In response to jakesprinters weekly photo challenge, I give you my FAVORITE… ^^
I already told you how gaga I am over coconut water in my older post** — it’s nature’s soft drink! ^^ It’s a great way to rehydrate your body, raise metabolism, promote weight loss, detoxify, cleanse your digestive tract and prevent urinary tract infections. I’m glad that I get to kill several birds with this one
stone post. It’s a great way to spark awareness on the health benefits of the coconut water as well as the other uses of the coconut tree from root to tip:
• Coconut Roots can be used for medicinal purposes.
• Coconut Trunk yields durable wood which is made to various pieces of furniture and structures.
• Coconut Husk is utilized to make rope, matting, and coarse cloth.
• Coconut Leaves are used for roofing, paper pulp, midrib brooms, hats, fans, bags, etc
• Coconut Inflorescence is used to produce Coconut Juice or Tuba – otherwise known as the “poor man’s wine”.
• Virgin coconut oil is used for cosmetic and healing purposes.
• Coconut Shell can be used as materials for handicrafts.
• And lastly, let’s not forget the coconut cooking oil and coconut vinegar which are staples in our household. ^^
And that’s just the really short version. The coconut tree has many more wonderful uses but that’s what google is for 😉
I love the coconut tree! It gives and gives ‘til there’s no more… It’s only appropriate for it to be called the Tree of Life. 🙂
Photos taken @ family-owned farm in Bombon, Cam Sur during last year’s visit ^^ no way to glam up the pics — it is what it is, naturally beautiful.
*older post here for What to Eat in the Philippines ^^
I love young coconut juice, hard to get here, not so tropical 😉
sucks for you — kidding! ^^ haha yeah i honestly think i can’t live w/o it… ^^
occasionally the Asian markets have them, but they are days old and not as fresh as straight from the tree! Take me back to Brunei please, just so I can have that and other local treats 🙂
days old? ugh! i would never…. >< i bet they're pretty expensive there too. i get 'em here and they're like dirt cheap ^^
The young coconut salad looks and sounds great… 🙂
it is ^^ it’s quite sweet with condensed milk, cream, and fruits ^^
Lovely post and theme. A very refreshing and health drink nothing can be more pure!
thanks too ^^
Loved your lovely post on coconut, though I am very used to it….the last dish looks delicious! 🙂
Wonderful photos for this weeks challenge. Coconuts are widely used for many things. I even made a bird house out of a shell once….a long time ago. I got the coconut in Jamaica. Here in Indiana our coconuts are not fresh at all…I still like one from time to time. I love the juice and the taste. Thank you for sharing 🙂
yes, it’s a really great tree ^^ you’re welcome and thank you too ^^
Thanks for posting KZ great job for this week theme, Good thinking my friend 🙂
What an informative post, and right on the money for the subject.
thank you very much 🙂
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thanks for posting this, coconut health products are new to me, i didn’t realise there were so many parts of the coconut tree gets used
you’re welcome. happy to have shared this. all parts have a use that’s why it’s so amazing ^^ — i kinda consider coconut water as my drinking water ^^
That salad looks delicious… Have a recipe? 🙂
i do. here’s an easy one http://panlasangpinoy.com/2011/04/11/buko-salad/ i love this website ^^
It realized me how much I’m drawling the Philippines, particularly the farm of my Grandfather, were every time I go visit, the Coconut Trees are singing for me! Seems like their happy that I visit them. The taste is just overwhelming dang good.:)
Great one KZ,
oh yes it is ^^ i feel quite fortunate to have it in abundance ^^ thanks for droppin’ by ^^
I miss buko. There is no drink like buko juice.
i agree ^^ thanks for dropping by
Coconut water is so good!
yes it is! i’d perish without it.lol
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