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Coconuts

The word “coconut” is taken from the 16th century Portuguese term “coco”, which roughly translates into skull. The term coconut came to be because the solid husk, along with the 3 marks on it are reminiscent of a human skull and face.
Contrary to popular belief, a coconut is not really a nut, but a kind of fruit. It’s a “drupe”, which consists of an inner seed, protected by a fleshy interior and covered in a hard husk exterior.

This versatile drupe, is most commonly found in tropical areas, and it is very different from most other fruits because it contains a significant amount of “water”. When still not mature, these fruits can be processed for drinking purposes. When mature they can be processed in other ways to give different products like charcoal(from the husk) and mature coconut water(from the interior). There are many other products produced from coconuts a few of which are listed below.

Edible Coconut Products

Coconut Water:
This “water” is the liquid taken from the inside of a young coconut. It is great to help hydrate yourself on hot days, because it replaces the electrolytes lost during sweating.

Coconut Oil:
This oil is solid at room temperature, taking only minimal amounts of heat to liquefy. It is also a very stable oil, which will not spoil easily.

Shredded Coconut Meat:
This meat has multiple uses. It can be added to dishes to increase nutrition value, as well as adding a great taste to almost any dish.

Coconut Milk:
This milk is usually ideal for smoothies and can be used as a substitute for dairy products, which can also be used in dishes such as soups, curries and other savory dishes. View the Article About Coconut Milk Here

Coconut Butter:
This butter is great as a dairy substitute and can be used in sandwiches. It is made by simply adding shredded coconut to a blender until it is smooth,blended and has a soft butter-like texture.

Different Uses for Coconuts

Coconuts have plenty of uses. In fact, all it’s parts ( the husk, shell and meat) can be used for various things, ranging from charcoal to coconut milk. Some of the uses can be found below :

The Husk:
Makes charcoal
As an abrasive agent.

The Shell:
Decorative bowls
Ornamental ladles

The Meat:
Makes oils
Makes butter
Can be dried

Health Benefits when Eating Coconuts

There are a number of health benefits to consuming coconuts. A few of these benefits can be found below :

  • It boosts metabolism and aids weight loss.
  • It also improves digestion and nutrient absorption within the body.
  • It enhances physical performance during exercise.
  • It helps to protect kidneys against disease and also bladders, against infections.
  • It also hydrates and protects your skin by keeping it moist.

Where to buy Coconuts in Malta

You can buy coconuts in Malta at Park Towers Supermarkets in St Julian’s and St Venera, as well as many other fresh products, eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables, and anything else you may need. Park Towers Supermarkets stocks a wide variety of different brands and fresh foods, so there’s always something for everyone.

Park Towers host a “Tropical Week” once every year, where tropical fruits and related products are cheaper, while still being as fresh as you have come to expect from Park Towers.

Park Towers Supermarkets | St Venera | San Giljan Malta

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Santa Venera
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(+356) 21485559

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