Coconut oil is sweet, moisturizing, and can be used for almost anything. But if you’re a true coconut lover, you know that what are coconuts to you are much more than a healthy snack or an enjoyable drink. They’re a tropical fruit that is harvested and eaten by millions all over the world every day!
The coconut palm is part of the palm genus cocos and the second most common living organism in the entire world, with the exception of bacteria and other insects. The word “coconuts” generally refers to both the fruit and the shell, but technically the term can also refer to the nuts, the twigs, or the leaves of the coconut. The coconut itself is tall, slim, and hard with a woody exterior similar to a grapefruit. To give a good size example, one slightly larger than the other weigh about five pounds total. So what are coconuts to you?
A lovely bunch of round brown (or black) seeds that can be harvested and eaten directly from the tree, the coconut has been described as having a taste similar to that of a mixture of honey and cream. Because of its water-retaining properties, a typical coconut has about twice the water of an orange, and about one-third of the sugar of an apple. What are coconuts to you? An exotic fruit loaded with nutrients, a tasty, refreshing treat – or a healthier alternative to saturated fatty fats and sugar?