Quick facts on Dry Coconut

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Dry coconuts, as the name implies, are simply dry, and are generally available in various forms in markets throughout India. As the coconut matures, the milk in the coconut hardens and turns into the meat or copra of the coconut. When you first crack a coconut, you will find the moisture content of the meat to be about 50% and has about 30% - 40% oil.  Allow it to dry under the sun for a specified period, the moisture content is lowered by 4% or 5%; the oil content level rises by 36%-70%. The dry coconut thus obtained is off-white to white in colour and has a mild coconut flavor. Dry coconuts are grown all year throughout in tropical climates. The kernel found within the fibrous green husk contains milk…
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A note on the environmental benefits of Coconut Husk

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The fresh green coconut contains water and at times ‘flesh’, and there is the brown ripe coconut which contains ‘flesh’ alone.  The use of coconut is myriad: from snacks, refreshing juices, Sherbats to toffees, biscuits, ice cream, oil, art works and the list is endless. The numerous health benefits of consuming the coconut’s flesh, taking in the juice or using it as oil lies in its underlying nutritious sources of vitamins, fibre, minerals and amino acids. Coconut is also rich in enzymes, electrolytes and minerals which help in digestion and increase metabolism. In addition to the health benefits, there are hosts of environment benefits of coconut husk to help our environ ‘go green’. There are quite a lot of Indian homes that use coconut husk in setting fire for preparing…
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Benefits of Coconut Milk for Health and Beauty – Part 2

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The first part of the blog post covered ten health benefits of the coconut milk. Let’s explore how using coconut milk can improve hair condition in the concluding part of the two-part series of the blog.   1. Hair Fall Treatment: Coconut milk comes with good moisturizing properties that makes it an ideal tonic for hair fall issues. It vitalizes hair growth and makes your hair healthy, long and strong. It is also an excellent tonic for dry hair with simply a 5-minute hair wash. Coconut milk can also have a soothing effect on the head’s skin. 2. Hair Growth: Coconut milk has essential nutrients to enrich hair follicles for hair growth following hair fall treatment. A 2-3 minute of coconut milk massage on your head can nourish the hair…
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Benefits of Coconut Milk for Health and Beauty – Part 1

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Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) contains a lot of useful natural by-products such as meat, fruit, water, oil, flesh, rod and even the husk of leaves mainly used for construction and decoration. There is another important product that is extracted from mature coconut meat - coconut milk, which has a creamy and thick texture with a taste like milk. Coconut milk is rich in Vitamin B3, B5, B6, C and E, in addition to minerals such as selenium, calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorous. Here are some of its health benefits: Immune System Coconut milk has excellent anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Capric acid, Lauric acid and anti-microbial lipids found in Coconut milk is great in preventing or reducing the causes of influenza, HIV or herpes, thus accounting for a stronger immune system…
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