The coconut palm tree is revered by many cultures as “The Tree of Life”, because of the multitude of benefits it provides to over a third of the world’s population. Its roots, fronds, trunk and husk are used for a variety of purposes such as for shelter, fuel, rope, paper pulp, furniture, household utensils and handicrafts.
But the most sacred part of the tree is its fruit, the coconut. Within its husk is the water and meat providing energy and a source of natural fats and minerals. The coconut is recognized worldwide as being a highly functional food, providing a whole range of produce including oils, sugar, flour, water, milk, syrups, vinegars and sauces.