Time to say ‘no’ to Plastics for growing plants – Part 2

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Let’s continue from where we left in the previous blog.  There have been quite a lot of discussions on the ban of plastics globally with even a few states in India that have banned the use of plastic successfully. Once you’re done with your coconut, simply scrape the inside of the coconut, make one or two holes and use it to place vegetables with shallow roots such as peas or lettuce. The biggest advantage of choosing coconut shells over other materials is that they are freely available. You simply need to have coconut shells, coco peats or potting mix, a spray bottle and of course some seeds, and there you go. Biodegradable nature of Coconut shells: The coconut shell potters are characteristic of biodegradability and convert into the organic matter…
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Time to say ‘no’ to Plastics for growing plants – Part 1

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Do you throw away coconut shells after use? Why not replace the plastic containers or planters with coconut shells by cutting them into halves. Coconut shells make excellent growing medium as saplings can be transplanted right into the soil alongside the pot.  The coconut shell, upon degradation, offers essential nutrients to the plant saplings. Benefits of Tender Coconut: The benefits of Coconut are myriad and we have also discussed this in our previous blog posts. According to multiple reports and studies were done by the Coconut Development Board, Ministry of agriculture and farmer's welfare, coconut is considered to be a natural anti-viral and anti-bacterial food. Tender coconut has been proved to be a natural source of minerals, electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, complex carbohydrates, and several other nutrients. The natural…
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Would demand go up for tender coconut to beat heat this summer?

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Summer is around the corner and when the temperature and heat hit the peak, the demand for tender coconut gets bigger other popular heat escape drinks to include buttermilk and fresh juices. Tender Coconut is the most popular drink during the hot and scorching summer where humidity is a killer, especially in South India. It is also the time when temporary stalls and pushcart vendors selling tender coconuts get lucky as people consume more tender coconut water especially on the street pavements and highway roads. Because coconut water is loaded with essential nutrients and minerals, it is an instant relief if you suffering from dehydration when restoration of energy is of the essence. The demand for tender coconut can shoot up in the months to come with an increase in…
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Coconut has staged a comeback as commercially viable crop – Part 2

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Let’s continue from where we left in the previous blog. Coconut oil is loaded with a lot of therapeutic values as indicated by trusted medical reports and studies. Amongst vegetable oils, only lauric oils and palm kernel oil (PKO) are lauric oils consisting of monolaurin that is regarded as very healthy. What consumers buy in the market is often dictated by price. The market for CNO can take a dent if its price goes even a notch higher than that of PKO. It is recommended that producers and processors of high-value coconut-based products share their profits with the raw material suppliers. This would serve as an impetus for cultivators to replant senile palm, and enhance their farm management practices and stay industry-competitive in the long run. Key constraints: There are…
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Coconut has staged a comeback as commercially viable crop – Part 1

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Coconut written off as a dying commodity for almost half a century is staging a strong comeback as an economically viable item in the marketplace for different household and industrial applications. This dramatic comeback can be attributed to the several initiatives undertaken by industry participants, particularly in the global processing arena, by pumping in funds heavily into the areas of upgrading, improving and enhancing the capacity of the current set-up for increased throughput. For instance, the number of coconut-based products alone has increased from 30 to 120 in the last one and a half-decade, as per a report submitted by the Kerala Government. And that’s good news from an industry growth perspective! Coconut and coconut-based product export value is now nearly $10 billion, out of which the exports of kernels…
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Does Coconut Oil help you stay in Ketosis?

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Coconut oil is becoming an essential as well as a popular food for those who’re on a very-low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet. Add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your coffee to maintain ketosis, a metabolic state in which the body makes use of ketones molecules that are produced as a breakdown of fat—like fuel in place of glucose, a sugar type. If you’re on a ketogenic diet, maintaining ketosis is important as it is linked to a lot of health advantages including improved blood sugar control, reduced heart diseases and weight loss factors. Coconut oil can maintain ketosis status as it is packed with fats known as medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). Stack it against other fats, MCTs are speedily absorbed and instantly transported to the liver. Here, they are either burned…
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