COCONUT

Coconut scientific name: Cocos nucifera

Coconut

This is a type of palm fruit. The layer that is on top of the coconut is called coir. It has a hard cover inside the coir. Inside the hard cover there is a kind of white flesh. This white flesh is eaten as coconut. The taste of coconut flesh is sweet. There is a lot of water inside the flesh which called coconut water. The water of coconut is slight sweet to eat.

Nutrition value

Per 100 grams

  • Calories                                 354 kcal
  • Water                                     47 g
  • Carbohydrate                       15.23 g
  • Sugar                                     6.23 g
  • Fat                                          33.49 g
  • Protein                                   3.33 g
  • Vitamin A                              0 μg
  • Vitamin C                              3.3 mg
  • Thiamine (B1)                      0.066 mg
  • Riboflavin (B2)                     0.02 mg
  • Niacin (B3)                           0.540 mg
  • Vitamins (B6)                         0.054 mg
  • Vitamin E                                 0.24 mg
  • Vitamin K                                 0.2 μg
  • Calcium                                    14 mg
  • Iron                                            2.43 mg
  • Magnesium                             32 mg
  • Manganese                              1.5 mg
  • Phosphorus                             113 mg
  • Potassium                               356 mg
  • Sodium                                     20 mg
  • Zink                                           1.1 mg

Benefit: Coconut may regulate insulin levels in the blood and helps prevent the damage caused by diabetes in the body. It has extra calories that immediately add energy to the body. It may help to keep the thyroid hormone activity normal.