It’s 2021. But Indian Culture & Cuisine is not without Coconuts

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We are well into 2021. There are a few things in life that never change from a cultural perspective. India, as you may know, is a land of rich cultural traditions and practices. This is evident from the fact that most of our rich cuisines and food are made of indigenous spices, local curry masalas, seasonings and flavours. And South Indian dishes primarily are prepared of coconut oil, without which the authentic taste is lost.  Coconut usually offers five types of food products viz. coconut water, coconut milk, oil, sugar and ‘flesh’ or ‘meat’, as we come to know from everyday use. In the south of India, especially Tamilnadu, coconut flesh is consumed in different ways: it is ground and made into a fine chutney with tempered whole spices for…
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Is coconut production in India on a high growth phase?

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The world economy, devastated by the ongoing outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, is gradually recuperating to normalcy, though the uncertainty of the pandemic and its spiralling effects on the economy continue to threaten business at large. In spite of this gloomy phase, India has made unparalleled progress in coconut cultivation in the last two years, and now it has turned out to become one of the leading countries in coconut production and productivity. To elaborate the point, in 2017-2018, the productivity increased to 11,516 fruits per hectare compared to 10,122 between 2013 and 2014. Add to this, 13,117 hectares of land were brought under new plantation between 2014 and 2018 against 9,561 hectares between 2010 and 2014.  India, once an importer of Coconut oil, has been exporting coconut oil to…
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Coconut – the truly no waste tree!

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Coconut, in several ways, is considered to be one of nature’s greatest bounties. Ever since the dawn of civilization, coconut, as a miracle fruit, has satisfied man’s hunger and purged his thirst, in addition to helping him build his first shelter protecting him against the vagaries of heat, cold, rain, snow and wild animals. In fact, the coconut and its related products helped spread civilization far and wide, as man migrated from one region to another to seek greener pastures and opportunities hitherto unexplored. Is Coconut a zero-waste product? We know well that there are precious few products that truly exhibit zero waste values.  The Coconut tree is one of the true examples of an organic product which gives out very little waste, if at all any. This is because…
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Pollachi coconut suppliers buoyant about increasing prices of Coconut & Copra

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Pollachi coconut suppliers and exporters are buoyant about the increasing prices of Copra this year, as per most market reports, fetching prices above the minimum support price (MSP) this season in the marketplace.  It is also believed that coconuts will also fetch a decent price this season. Let’s not forget that almost every coconut and copra supplier suffered the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic last year due to the low demands when consumption levels hit an all-time low.  The demand for coconut and copra increased when lockdown restrictions were released in a phased manner.  Also, logistic issues at most points severed ties with coconut and copra vendors and sellers in many regions in Coimbatore, Pollachi, Erode, among others. Copra-based products too are finding innovative applications that have great commercial value…
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A year of hope for Coconut product manufacturers in Pollachi

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Coconut manufacturers, suppliers and product manufacturers in Pollachi that have been heavily hit by the disastrous effects of COVID-19 or Novel Coronavirus last year are looking to re-establish themselves after the relaxation of lockdowns and trading restrictions. Transportation and logistics industry that also suffered a big blow last year tethered connectivity at various points and levels, and therefore the coconut industry got affected in various ways in the form of delayed arrivals and poor sales. Many tender coconut vendors, during the lockdown, shut shops as per the state government’s prohibitory orders. After the enforcement of the prohibitory orders, most street vendors were shooed by the police and administrative officials.  Coconut manufacturers view the fresh year 2021 as a year of hope though the second wave of lockdown following another round…
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The new year is here with us, now

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A year that will go down in history as one of the worst years in the 21st century 2020 is a testing time not for the general public but for businesses, especially small businesses that were struggling to shape themselves, first when demand suffered in the last quarter of 2019, and then when COVID-19 or the Novel Coronavirus shook the world with disastrous effects. Millions of lives were lost, livelihoods ebbed and so did our spirits faded to smoke and drifted away. We, at Tidal Impex, remained strong and determined for the most part of the year, though lockdown after lockdowns dented our hopes and made matters worse to stage a comeback when restriction would be finally relaxed allowing businesses to persist and subsist in spite of the hardships surrounding…
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