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Coconut Fruit

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Benefits of including Coconut in our diet. Benefits </>
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Main Health Benefits of Coconut. Health Benefits
Acts as natural antibiotic, Anti-oxidant properties, Acidity treatment and Aphonia treatment
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Other General benefits of consuming Coconut. General Benefits
Anti-inflammatory properties, Body hydration, Boosts immune system, Controls blood sugar levels, Digestive aid, Fights against infections, Flu treatment, Healing of wounds, Helps in weight loss and Maintains healthy cholesterol level
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Benefits of Coconut for skin. Skin Benefits
Anti-aging benefits, Heals sunburn, Hydrates skin, Reduces wrinkles, Skin rejuvenation, Skin revitalization and Treatment of skin diseases
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Benefits of Coconut for hair. Hair Benefits
Promotes longer and healthier hair, Regulates hair growth, Rejuvenates scalp, Shiny hair and Treatment of dandruff
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Allergy of fruits is defined as the damaging Immune response by the body to certain fruits. Coconut Allergy
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Allergy symptoms of Coconut fruit. Allergy Symptoms
Abdominal Pains, Breathing Difficulty, Itching In Tongue And Other Parts Of Mouth, Nasal Congestion, Nausea, Runny Nose and Vomiting
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Undesirable effects of Coconut on body. Side Effects
Allergic Reaction, Indigestion and Weight Gain
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It tells you whether Coconut is allowed for following conditions or not. Recommeded for
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Know whether Coconut is allowed for pregnant women or not. Pregnant Women
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Know whether Coconut is allowed for lactating women or not. Lactating Women
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Best time to eat Coconut. Best Time to Eat
  • Best if taken as a breakfast (or empty stomach)
  • Morning time (before lunch)
  • Along with meal
  • As a snack in the late afternoon
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Nutrition is the process of obtaining food or nutrients necessary for growth and health. Nutrition </>
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Serving size of Coconut is the amount for which the nutrients present in Coconut are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Organic compounds that include sugars, starch and cellulose. Carbs are the primary source of energy. Carbs
24.23 g
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Indigestible part of food that is obtained from plants. Fibers contain substances like cellulose, lignin, pectin and is Important for blood sugar control, Heart health, Skin health, weight loss etc. Fiber
9.00 g
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2
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These are soluble, crystalline, sweet-tasting carbohydrates found in living tissues. Sugar
6.23 g
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43
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Proteins are molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are necessary for proper functioning of body cells. Protein
3.33 g
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2
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Protein to Carb Ratio. Protein to Carb Ratio
0.22
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6
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Vitamins are organic compounds and a source of essential amino acids to the body. Vitamins
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A type of Vitamin needed for vision, healthy skin, mucous membranes, bone and tooth growth and to immune system health. Vitamin A (Retinol)
0.00 mcg
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37
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It is a part of an enzyme needed for energy metabolism and is Important for nerve functioning. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
0.07 mg
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14
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Part of an enzyme important for normal vision and skin health. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
0.02 mg
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38
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A Vitamin belonging to Vitamin B complex which aids in better blood circulation and energy. Higher amounts of Niacin improves cholesterol levels and lowers cardiovascular risks. Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
0.54 mg
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29
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Part of an enzyme important for nervous system, digestive system, and skin health. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
1.01 mg
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2
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Part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism and helps in making red blood cells. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin)
0.05 mg
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36
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Part of an enzyme needed for making DNA and new cells, especially red blood cells. Vitamin B9 (Folic acid)
20.80 mcg
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14
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An Antioxidant and part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism. It’s Important for immune system health and aids in iron absorption. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
3.30 mg
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63
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An Antioxidant and protects cell walls. Vitamin E (Tocopherole)
0.24 mg
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27
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Part of an enzyme needed for proper blood clotting. Vitamin K (Phyllochinone)
0.20 mcg
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34
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A type of carotenoid composed of long chain of eleven conjugated double bonds which prevents heart diseases and certain types of cancers. Lycopene
0.00 mcg
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9
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These are two types of carotenoids which are yellow to red pigments found in fruits and vegetables. Important for antioxidant functions in the body. Lutein+Zeaxanthin
0.00 mcg
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36
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A highly basic compound important in the synthesis and transport of lipids in the body. Choline
12.10 mg
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4
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Fats are group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids. Fat
33.49 g
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28
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Minerals are solid, naturally occurring inorganic substances that are found in fruits. Minerals
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Potassium helps to maintain the proper acid to base ratios in the body and plays an important role in synthesizing proteins from amino acids. Potassium
356.00 mg
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12
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Iron helps our red blood cells for transportation of oxygen to all parts of the body. Regulates cell growth and cell differentiation. Iron
2.43 mg
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4
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Sodium helps nerve and muscle function and maintains the balance of fluids in body. Sodium
20.00 mg
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5
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Helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones. Also necessary for proper functioning of heart, muscles and nerves. Calcium
14.00 mg
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27
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A type of mineral which helps in normal functioning of muscles and nerves. Also helps regulate the heart beat and to keep bones stronger. Magnesium
32.00 mg
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4
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A type of mineral important to increase the immunity of body and is used to make proteins and DNA. Zinc
1.10 mg
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2
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Phosphorus is very important for the formation of bones and teeth. Phosphorus
113.00 mg
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1
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Type of mineral needed for enzyme structure. Helps to maintain healthy bone structure & protects skin against UV light. Manganese
1.50 mg
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2
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Copper is needed for synthesis of hemoglobin and proper Iron metabolism. Copper
0.44 mg
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3
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Being an Antioxidant, selenium plays a key role in the body’s detoxification system. Selenium
10.10 mcg
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They are carboxylic acids which consist of a hydrocarbon chain and a terminal carboxyl group, especially any of those present as esters in fats and oils. Fatty Acids
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Type of fatty acid which lowers the levels of cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) in the blood. Omega 3s
0.00 mg
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38
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Type of fatty acid which plays an important role in cell regulation, structure and protection. Omega 6s
366.00 mg
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4
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They are naturally occurring unsaturated steroid alcohols, typically waxy solids. Important for cell signalling and membrane stability. Sterol
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They are plant sterols and stanols that regulate the absorption of cholesterol from the small intestine and lower LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol in humans. Phytosterol
37.60 mg
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Amount of water present in 100 gm of Fruits. Water Content
47.00 g
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Mineral nutrients (like calcium, phosphorous, zinc, iron, etc.) make up ash. It is the ultimate residue of food combustion. Ash
0.97 g
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It’s an amount of energy that food provides to our body to fuel the metabolic processes. Calories </>
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Serving size of Coconut is the amount for which the calories present in Coconut are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits with peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit with Peel
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits without peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit without Peel
354.00 kcal
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Calories present in frozen Fruits. Calories in Frozen Form
Not Available
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Calories present in dried Fruits. Calories in Dried Form
660.00 kcal
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3
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Calories present in canned Fruits. Calories in Canned Form
443.00 kcal
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Calorie count of different Coconut items is mentioned ahead. Calories in Foods
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Calorie content in Coconut juice. Calories in Juice
70.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Coconut jam. Calories in Jam
250.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Coconut Pie. Calories in Pie
298.00 kcal
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Features of Coconut that make it unique from the other fruits. Characteristics </>
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Category to which Coconut belongs! Type
Tree Fruit, Tropical
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Time of the year when Coconut is available. Season
All Seasons
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Different types of Coconut. Varieties
Tall Varieties- West Coast Tall, Laccadiv Micro, Andaman Ordinary, Fiji, Kappadam, San Ramon, Philippines, Spicate, and Pratap. Dwarf Varieties- Chowghat Orange Dwarf (COD) and Chowghat Green Dwarf (CGD)
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It tells you whether the fruit is available in seedless form or not. Seedless Variety
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Different colors in which Coconut is found. Color
Brown and Green
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The color observed after peeling/cutting a fruit. Inside Color
White
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External appearance of Coconut. Shape
Round
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How Coconut feels in your mouth! Texture
Crispy
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Taste of Coconut. Taste
Juicy and Sweetish
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The place where scientists have traced the genesis of Coconut. Origin
America and India
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It gives you an idea about the growing environment required needed for the fruit. Grows on
Trees
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Cultivation is defined as the process of production of food by preparing the land to grow crops. Coconut Cultivation
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Type of soil required for proper cultivation of Coconut. Soil Type
Clay and Sand
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It gives the range of pH level of soil. Soil pH
3.5-8.5
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Environmental Conditions required to grow Coconut. Climatic Conditions
Hot and Humid
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Interesting facts about Coconut. Facts </>
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Unique and engaging Information about Coconut. Facts about Coconut
  • Burning coconut's husk helps repel mosquitoes.
  • Surveys say that falling coconut kills hundreds every year.
  • Coconut water is used as a substitute Blood Plasma & is called "father of modern tissue culture science".
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It will tell you whether following beverages can be made from Coconut or not. Coconut In Alcoholic Beverages
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Wine made from Coconut. Wine
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Use of Coconut in Beer. Beer
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Know whether spirits can be made with Coconut or not. Spirits
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Know whether cocktails can be made with Coconut or not. Cocktails
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Names of major countries known for growing Coconut. Production
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Country that ranks first in gross production of Coconut. Top Producer
Indonesia
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Other countries that are known producers of Coconut. Other Countries
Brazil, India, Philippines and Sri Lanka
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Country which imports Coconut on a large scale. Top Importer
United States Of America
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Country which exports Coconut on largest scale Top Exporter
Philippines
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A recognized latin name given to fruits, consisting of a genus and species. Scientific name helps avoiding misunderstandings which can arise by common names. Scientific Name </>
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Botanical Name of Coconut. Botanical Name
Cocos nucifera
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The alternate name of Coconut. Synonym
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Scientific Classification or Taxonomy is the science of defining groups of living things on the basis of shared characteristics. Classification </>
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A domain of organisms having cells each with a distinct nucleus within which the genetic material is contained. Domain
Eukarya
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A Taxonomic category which groups together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common. Kingdom
Plantae
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A taxonomic category of related organisms constituting a major division of a kingdom. Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
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A rank that if treated as a division of a genus is deemed to be of subgeneric rank for the nomenclature purpose. Division
Magnoliophyta
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It is a taxonomic group comprised of organisms that share a common attribute. Class
Liliopsida
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A taxonomic category of organisms, a subdivision of a class which ranks above an order. Subclass
Arecidae
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Its nothing but a taxonomic rank used in the classification of organisms and recognized by the nomenclature codes. Order
Arecales
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Taxonomic category which groups one or more genera, especially sharing a common attribute. Family
Arecaceae
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A category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species, comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation. Genus
Cocos
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It is a group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. Species
C. nucifera
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Generic group of Coconut. Generic Group
Arecaceae
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What are the General Benefits of Coconut?

Significance of fruits in human diet is well recognized and these natural foods are equally appreciated for their high nutritional value. Talking about Coconut Nutrition, it is full of vital nutrients required for our overall fitness and health. What are the general benefits of Coconut? Some of the general health benefits of this fruit are: acts as natural antibiotic, anti-oxidant properties, acidity treatment and aphonia treatment. Fruits also contribute well as a remedy for various hair problems. The hair benefits of this fruit are: promotes longer and healthier hair, regulates hair growth, rejuvenates scalp, shiny hair and treatment of dandruff. Intolerance to certain fruits or their excess consumption can lead to allergies or side effects. The side effects of this fruit are allergic reaction, indigestion and weight gain. Therefore, despite the taste and nutritional value of fruits, it is essential to consume them as per our health requirement. Keep reading to learn about Coconut fruit which includes its nutrition, taxonomy, benefits and unique facts!

Nutrition details of Coconut

It is important to know the nutrition details of Coconut to get a thorough understanding about its benefits. How many calories are present in this fruit? Calories are responsible for the energy we obtain from fruits. Talking about Coconut fruit, for a serving size of 100 g, the amount of calories in fresh fruit without peel is: Not Available and calories in frozen fruit are Not Available. Thus, we can say that Coconut belongs to High Calorie Fruits. Taking calories in foods into consideration, calorie content in Coconut jam is 250.00 kcal. For 100 g of serving size, the amount of carbs in Coconut are 24.23 g. Fibers are the integral part of fruit nutrition. The fiber content of this fruit is 9.00 g. Fruits high in Vitamin C are always recommended by doctors and dietitians. Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C in Coconut in 3.30 mg. Talking about the essential minerals, the amount of potassium and calcium present are 356.00 mg and 14.00 mg.

Coconut Taxonomy

Coconut taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Coconut fruit (Cocos nucifera) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Coconut as it is a combination of genus (Cocos) and species (C. nucifera). The class and subclass of this fruit is Liliopsida and Arecidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Coconut is Arecaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.

Interesting facts about Coconut

Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Coconut that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Coconut Facts are:

  • Burning coconut's husk helps repel mosquitoes.
  • Surveys say that falling coconut kills hundreds every year.
  • Coconut water is used as a substitute Blood Plasma & is called "father of modern tissue culture science".

Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Tall Varieties- West Coast Tall, Laccadiv Micro, Andaman Ordinary, Fiji, Kappadam, San Ramon, Philippines, Spicate, and Pratap. Dwarf Varieties- Chowghat Orange Dwarf (COD) and Chowghat Green Dwarf (CGD). It is not available in seedless variety.