Inspirational Coconut Madness !!!
The time has come to find all the facts you may ever need around the existence of the most radical of... the Coconut!How radical is all of that ??
Did you know there’s evidence of the coconut being present in South Asia before the 1st Century BC!
Coconut water contains minerals which perfectly mimic that in the human body and has been used as a short-term substitute for human blood plasma. In the Pacific War of 1941-45 coconut water was used as emergency plasma transfusions for wounded soldiers!!
But coconut grenades were a weapon in WW2 by the Japanese, they were filled and thrown at the enemy…
There are over 100 species of coconut trees, including dwarf varieties.
A coconut tree can have up to 180 coconuts harvested during a single harvest. There are more than 20 billion coconuts produced each year.
Just like mangoes, cashews and cherries, the coconut is actually a drupe and not a nut.
The largest producers of coconuts are Indonesia, Philippines and India.
The coconut we buy in the store does not resemble the coconut you find growing on a coconut tree. Coconuts have three layers.
The outside layer is typically smooth with a greenish colour, is called the exocarp. The next layer is the fibrous husk, or mesocarp, which surrounds the hard-woody layer called the endocarp. The endocarp surrounds the seed.
Usually when you buy a coconut at the supermarket the exocarp and the mesocarp are removed and what you see is the endocarp.
It is thought the coconut fruit can travel up to 100 days on the ocean’s tide and still germinate. Wow!
Sap from the unopened coconut flower can be made into “coconut vodka.”
The coconut palm is actually the national tree of The Maldives. In 2013 police in the Maldives took possession of a coconut due to a belief that it had been cursed with black magic.
The coconut can be used as a flotation device.
Coconut husks can be burned as a mosquito repellent.
Falling coconuts kill 150 people every year – 10 times the number of people killed by sharks. 2.5% of injuries in Papua New Guinea Provincial Hospital were reported as caused by falling coconuts.
The coconut bra, famous for being a feature of the Hawaiian hula girl, is actually not native to Hawaii. The garment is a western idea that is not an authentic Hawaiian item! We never knew that…