Tips to choose the best tender coconut

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Tender Coconut is composed of two parts: Water and coconut meat. There are many who sip in the coconut water alone, while a few consume the coconut meat. In India, the roadside coconut vendor usually asks what you would like to have: water or the delicate cream. But even he may have problems identifying the right tender coconut. Here are some tips on how to select the best tender coconut anywhere in the world.   Selecting a vendor:  The coconut vendor must be physically strong to pierce the coconut husk efficiently to dispense the water out or scoop out the creamy meat as required. Size of the tender coconut: Small-sized coconuts hardly give you any water. At the same time, don’t be carried away by large-sized ones. An overripe coconut…
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Significance of Coconut cultivation – Part 2

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The first post of the two-part blog series didn’t fail to capture the significance of growing coconut in fuelling the economy of the country.  With India being the leading country in coconut production in the word, the industry has been a major income provider to millions of farmers and workers employed in manufacturing and processing coconut-based products.  This is mainly due to the fact that almost every part of the coconut tree has great commercial use with value addition. Coconut is also very much part of the socio-economic and cultural life in many rural regions of the country. We’ve already seen the significance of one of the key products of coconut:  Neer or coconut water in the previous post.   We’ll follow it up with another key product and the…
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Significance of Coconut cultivation – Part 1

Coconut
Coconut plays a predominant role in the agrarian economy of the country. Coconut is a staple of small and marginal growers since 98 percent of about 5 million coconut holdings in India are under two hectares. Whilst there is a concentration of palm plantation in the west coast of India, coconut plantations are a vital component of the home and grounds system of farming. It is also cultivated in the hinterlands where the climate needed for coconut growing is highly conducive. Besides the use of copra and coconut oil in the manufacture of hair oil, soaps, cosmetics and other value-added and commercial products, its husk is a rich source of fibre for application in the coir industry.  The role played by coconut plants grown in tropical coastal regions in the…
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