The coconut is the fruit of the coconut palm named Cocos nucifera. It has been produced and utilized for a while by the Philippinian, Indonesian, Malaysian and Polynesian, but also by the South American, Indian, Hawaiian and Floridian. The drupe (fruit in which an outer flesh part surrounds a shell) and its derived products are spread around the world because of their versatile utilizations, their wonderful taste and their multiple health benefits.
From the roots to the leaves, the coconut tree has been used for many purposes, but what interests us here is the culinary use of its superfood through water, milk, flesh, oil, nectar and palm heart. Continue reading