What are the different uses of Coconut Wood?

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Coconut timbers are generally made from the trunk of the coconut tree. Coconut woods have excellent intrinsic commercial value as lot of furniture and other timber-based handicrafts are becoming popular in the market. One can also find electrical and telecommunication poles built with coconut timber; they are less expensive and possess higher strength. The material quality is completely eco-friendly. Compared to other trees, coconut has a smaller diameter and lower density; this means it can be used as structural material in building construction.  Usually, the lifespan of a coconut tree is about 70 years after which its commercial is fully realized. Coconut wood for furniture: Known for its unique and stunning designs, coconut trees are mainly made use of for interior designs and flooring applications. That is why coconut wood…
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What is the difference between Sugar Bananas & Common Bananas?

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There are several varieties of banana in the markeplace; they differ at varying levels or stages of ripeness and contain different FODMAP (short chain carbohydrates that are poorly or partially absorbed in the small intestine) levels and are completely safe to eat. Two types of banana have been subjected to testing: the common banana and the sugar banana (lady fingers). Common Banana The most common type of banana all over is Cavendish bananas. These bananas are known and marketed by different names – Grande Nain, William and Valery. The common banana is available in the market in a range of sizes: medium to large, and are quite larger than the sugar banana. Unripe bananas usually have green skins that change to yellow when it ripens. Is the Common Banana low…
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Young Coconuts versus Mature Coconuts – the facts

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A coconut takes about a year in order to grow from a flower into a ripe nut. During this time, the fruit of the coconut typically must go through three phases:   Phase 1: The coconut is bright green, and even before the nut turns ripe the clear liquid found in the centre is a delight to drink. But pre-mature harvest isn’t considered a sustainable model. Phase 2:  The nut starts to ripen post the green stage. It is slightly yellowish on the exterior and on the interior you can find a thin white layer of pulp. Phase 3:  The nut fully ripens when the exterior turns harder; the white meaty pulp also hardens and thickens. This phase forms the key for a sustainable business model –a full ripened coconut!…
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What are the applications of Coconut Husk in the modern world?

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Coconut husk, also called the container, is nothing but that which is extracted from the outer surface of the coconut. Coconut husk gives you a range of useful by-products, all having high intrinsic commercial value. Let‘s see the commercial potential of Coconut Husk in the market place: Coir fibre, Coco peat, Coco crush and coco husk chips are some of the by-products of the outer shell of coconut.  Coconut husk are mainly used for making pottings to grow plants and flowers. As a raw material of soil, coconut husk helps in the manufacture of greenhouse products. They offer more stability to the plant’s growth as they can absorb the essential nutrients required for growth.  As it can decompose fast, it offers excellent soil enrichment to plants. Coconut husk is great…
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A short history of Cavendish Bananas

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It is believed that Bananas are old as civilization itself, according to most reliable historical sources, and scientists believe that Bananas may have been easily the world’s first fruit. The first bananas are believed to have cultivated in the region around the Malaya Peninsula, the Far East – Indonesia, New Guinea and the Philippines. Of the thousands of banana types that have been cultivated and grown on our planet, The Cavendish, neither dubbed as the king nor queen of bananas, is the only variety that is best known to us, with a high global reach. One of the most popular varieties of Bananas, the Cavendish was named after the Englishman William Spencer Cavendish, the 6th Duke of Devonshire (the 5th Duke of Devonshire, according to a few sources online). Though…
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