Tidal Impex helps reduce waste by supplying leftover natural materials including coconut and peat to buyers. These non-food products are extracted from high-quality coconuts. At Tidal Impex, we feel a deep satisfaction inside whenever we supply healthy eco-friendly food and non-food products to our customers. The blog this week will focus on the differences between coconut fiber and coconut peat.
Differences between coconut fiber and coconut peat:
Coconut fiber is obtained from the husk of the coconut which is usually composed of bristle fibre, coir dust, mattress fibre and waste. It is the fibrous material extracted from between the internal shell and outer coat of a coconut. Previously, farmers used to burn the coconut husks after taking the meat out of them. These waste materials are also supplied to the coconut coir factory. There are a lot of applications of coconut fibre: rope, string, doormats, mattresses, coir, yarn fishing nets and carpets. The biggest advantage of coconut fibre, besides being natural, is it is resistant to saltwater damage and waterproof.
Coconut peat is the powdery material when coconut fibre is processed. It can alternate traditional peat in soil mixtures. With a high cellulose and lignin content, it is composed of carbon-nitrogen ratio of 104. Coconut peat is highly stable because of the high percentage of lignin. Coconut peat also has water holding characteristics that is 5 to 6 times its weight.
Peat when left to itself can take decades to compose. In combination with organic supplements in crop fields, peat is used in floriculture and horticulture. It likewise goes as a growing and rooting medium for a few ornamental flowering plants. Also, roses and vegetables are grown using decomposed coconut peat in the hydroponic system under controlled conditions. It is used in the cultivation of mushroom under sterilized conditions.