Sunday, November 13, 2005

Coconut Palm Tree!! A rendevouz with Coconut : (Cocos nucifera)

A warm welcome awaits all the fun spirited foodies to my weekend blog !

It's a picture taken from my living room :-A Coconut Palm tree view !

Scientists believe it first grew in Southeast Asia, where Marco Polo described it as the "Indian Nuts" of Sumatra and India. The coconut is such a valuable plant with myriad uses ranging from it's nourishing water to milk extract , pulp , it's shells and it's oil in cooking & medicinal preparations.In indian cuisine coconut is shredded for use in many foods and desserts as coconuts add flavor & healthy nutrients to your diet. Coconuts are rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal, and boosts the immune system.

Fresh tender coconut water is one of the highest sources of electrolytes known to man, and can be used to prevent dehydration, for instance in cases of strenuous exercise.

Note: Considering the many health benefits Coconuts are indeed power house of nutrients,