Coconut is a characteristic fruit, a cultural symbol of the tropics. Fresh coconut water is loved because of its pure sweetness and gentle aroma, but at the same time creates a fresh sensation throughout your throat when you drink it. In addition, the flesh of the fresh coconut is also the ingredient to create many special dishes.
1/ General information
Coconuts are native to the tropics. Coconut water is delicious and nutritious so they are increasingly loved and used everywhere.
Fresh coconuts are surrounded by thick, fibrous coir on the outside. The seeds are large and hard, inside is a layer of white fruit flesh, which is the edible part of the coconut. More specifically, in the seeds of the coconut, there is a clear amount of liquid called coconut water. The water tastes sweet, very tasty and rich in nutrients so it is the part used mainly in coconuts.
2/ Nutritional values of fresh coconut
Fresh coconuts are low in calories, mainly fat and energy lies in the coconut flesh. Coconut water contains no fat and cholesterol and is rich in minerals, especially 4 times richer in potassium than bananas.
Nutritional composition of 1 fresh coconut including:
- 58 calories
- Vitamin C, B1, B6
- A lot of vitamins and other minerals.
3/ Health benefits of fresh coconut
Using fresh coconut is a way to provide natural mineral salts to the body. What’s more? They are also known for health benefits:
Fresh coconuts help nourish hair and skin
Water from fresh coconuts not only refreshes you but also supplements vitamins and minerals, nourishing your skin and hair. This effect has been proven by many scientific studies, so coconut extracts are applied to produce beauty products such as shampoos, essential oils, soaps, hair balms and lip balms, etc. Besides, it also has the effect of limiting skin-related diseases and preventing skin aging.
Women in their fourth month of pregnancy should also take Coconut water daily to boost their immunity, improve their amniotic fluid and decrease the risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy. Moreover, if mothers use fresh coconuts during pregnancy, the baby will be born with smoother and cleaner skin.
Rehydration, mineral compensation for the body
The benefits of fresh coconut go beyond beauty, as coconut is also very good for the heart, reducing the risk of dehydration. The water of coconuts has tremendous mineral content, especially potassium. Those substances will replenish and provide water for each cell, as well as regulate internal fluids. If you are dehydrated from diarrhea, the flu, etc., drink coconut water as it will promote rehydration and mineral compensation and offer effective cooling.
Fresh coconut helps to limit the accumulation of excess fat
Fresh coconut water is ideal for dieters since it is both low in calories and high in electrolytes – both of which enhance the body’s energy metabolism, resulting in more efficient use of food. As a result, you will destroy excess fat and calories faster.
Supports the immune system
The use of strengthening the immune system of coconuts is impossible not to mention. Among the nutrients found in coconuts is monolaurin, which helps the body convert lauric acid into monolaurin. By killing bacteria, fungi, and harmful parasites, the substance helps the body to stay healthy and fight disease-causing viruses.
A U.S. study has demonstrated coconut essential oil reduces inflammation and bacteria that cause fungal diseases, sores, fungal diseases, rashes, and kills viruses.
In addition, fresh coconut water also has the effect of detoxifying, cooling the body, and diuretics. They deserve to be the most popular beverage.
4/ How to use fresh coconut?
The most common way to use fresh coconut, the simplest is to view coconut as a soft drink. In addition, it appears in many different dishes.
You can use it as soup water for stews, soups, and making sauces. Your food will become more special.
If you use fresh coconut as an ingredient for coconut jelly, you can use both coconut water and coconut flesh. This dessert is not only loved by children but also popular with everyone.
Here are a few suggestions:
Make the coconut ice cream: Coconut-flavored ice cream is one of the great options for ice cream lovers. It has a particularly irresistible taste.
Coconut smoothie: It is an extremely tasty and nutritious smoothie made from coconut flesh and fresh coconut water, which combines a rich flavor and appealing aroma with a variety of nutrients.
Coconut sweet soup: you can use coconut as an ingredient to cook delicious sweet soup dishes. Can be combined with other ingredients such as taro, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, jackfruit and long labels.
Coconut jam: this is a favorite snack of many people because of its special sweetness.
Coconut jelly: the sweet, cool bar of coconut jelly is a great dish for summer.
There are fresh, tasty and refreshing coconuts which are available at Long Produce. Please call us right away if you’re interested in fresh coconuts or any other products!