The coconut palm, an exceptional plant

With the scientific name of Cocos nucifera, the coconut is a plant whose qualities and virtues are praised throughout the world. Introduced in Côte d’Ivoire as an industrial crop from 1964, the coconut is among the products whose prestige premium is exported. The Sri Lankans have the custom to say that there would be as many uses of the coconut as there are days in a year. This statement can be confirmed by the different fields in which coconut can be used.

The most known use of the coconut is gastronomic. Indeed, the coconut is known to be a fruit full of virtues, is found in the diet of a large number of people. It facilitates the digestion thanks to the fatty acids which it contains, in particular two nutrients which are the triglycerides and the lauric acid which ensure the digestion and support the good functioning of the intestinal system.

Coconut also contains a large amount of dietary fiber, which is beneficial in calming hunger. 100 grams of coconut meat represents 35% of the recommended daily intake. Coconut is rich in fiber but low in carbohydrates, so it would help balance the blood sugar level. It could even help to prevent diabetes.

Coconut water can be used to hydrate the body but also to improve the level of potassium to fight against fatigue. Coconut water is also rich in minerals, trace elements and vitamins.

Unlike other vegetable oils, coconut contains fatty acids that are good for your health. It could even protect against cardiovascular diseases. And according to some studies, coconut oil could help to lose weight and fat.

The various elements beneficial to the human body that are found in coconut make it a product also prized by the cosmetics industry. It is found in the manufacture of ointments for example

The coconut can be used in the field of construction. Indeed through “its wood”, in other words its stem, but also through the in other words its stem but also its fibers still called coconut fluff. These last ones which surround the fruit constitute a healthy and powerful insulator in acoustic and thermal terms but also very ecological since the coconut fibres are natural and recyclable. The fiber insulates walls, floors and partitions. Moreover, it is a rot-proof material, which does not fear neither moisture, nor mushrooms, nor insects. The coir stuffing can also be used to make ropes, mattresses, brushes or doormats etc.

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