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100 Uses of Coconut

Updated on February 5, 2012
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Enumerate it

100 uses of coconut?! How can I enumerate it without duplicating words that I will say to cheat and set the uses up to one hundred. My teacher was insane (really) when I and my classmates were given assignment to list one hundred uses of coconut. Really, we'd gone nuts after submitting our homework. We're young and all we think was to play after class. So, this challenge haunted me (not in the scariest sense) for a while because I can only enumerate top ten things about the coconut-mania in the tropical Philippines, like ours. Let me recall what I've written:

1) coconut milk for cooking, by adding it as the liquid ingredient in cooking dried gabi or taro leaves (a delicacy in Bicol region, Philippines, sometimes known us 'Bicol express' if fiery red labuyo peppers were added into it, so hot)

2) coconut husk as floor polisher,is common in elementary grades in the Philippines. We were assigned as cleaners for designated days (Mondays thru Fridays) and we used to polished the floor with coconut husk .

3) coconut shells for fuel,is often used by villagers who didn't have electric or LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) as source of fuel. Even today, when we ran out of gas or LPG, I still use the coconut shells as fuel.

4) young coconut meat for snacks, the 'buko' or young coconut with succulent soft whitey and fleshy meat is often the favorite snacks in the barrio or even in the city, here in Manila. It costs 50 cents in dollar value if you happen to tour the Philippines. Try it, I'm not kidding, it's a healthy snack. If you have UTI (urinary track infection) you can drink the cool, fresh coconut water for an immediate relief.

5) coconut milk for hair spa or conditioner,is usually used by the villagers in the barrio, especially those girls who have long strands of hair. It leaves a shiny look and fresh smell to the hairs, after you squeeze some juice of lime or lemon. You hair will never look dry.

6) coconut leaves for roofing materials, are still used by farmers who cannot afford expensive roofing materials.

7) coconut timber for lumber,is more affordable than other lumber materials.

8) coconut ribs for brooms,are still used in the country, especially the street sweepers in the city. Every household have two or three sets of coconut brooms for cleaning pusposes.

9) young coconut meat for sweets (bukayo in Bicol term or Filipino term),is like tart in taste.

10) matured coconut meat for copra used in producing cooking oil,is affordable and cholesterol-free. You can make a homemade coconut oil by just letting it boil in the wok or frying pan until the liquid part became transparent.

Bonus: coconut heart (the sweet soft part of coconut timber at top part with young leaves) as viand (as in 'ubod ng niyog' ) like young artichoke.

The other 90 uses of the miracle palm tree

More and more uses of coconut are being discovered, be it medically or industrially.

Medical experts and commercial investors are cultivating these kind of palm tree to the fullest to supply the needed dextrose ingredients in many hospitals in the world. Yes, the mineral content of coconut water is now being utilized as supplement to the patients being confined in the medical wards.

Category of uses and functions of the whole coconut palm tree

1. Agricultural. It's one of the staple foods in the tropical countries. It is also one of the sources of livelihood of the farmers.

2. Medical. It's an alternative source of medicine and medical supplement as in dextrose. More and more innovation in the medical field is being done to tap the potentials of this so-called "miracle plant".

3.Industrial. The durability and cheap cost of coconut lumber makes it an alternative source in building houses.

4. Decorative. Furniture made from coconut lumber are being exported by the local furniture makers. There's a huge market demand abroad for the durability of the furniture products made from it.

5. Ornamental. Miniature coco palm trees adorn the facade of the hotels, function rooms, or the typical sala or receiving room in the residential houses.

6. Fashion. From the simple buttons to the dangling earrings, it can compete with the expensive versions of popular products that you crave in the market.

7. Beauty. From soap to shampoo, it is being commercially-made nowadays and you're using one of the brands made from it.

The future of the coconut tree depends upon the program of the local government to introduce programs to uplift the status of the industry for the benefit of the farmers. (The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) suffered too much controversy in the past. Farmers urge the government agency to make more positive programs that will save them from poverty.)

Have I enumerated just 10? I'll add 100 to that.


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      bacville 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Coconut seems to be the 'miracle plant'.

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      To tropical islanders, uses of coconut are countless.

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      dhgjdhhf 7 years ago

      I LOVE COCONUTS

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      THANKS, dhgjdhhf. You'll really love the uses of coconut. Thanks for visiting my hub.

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      missy 6 years ago

      thanks dood

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      You're welcome, missy. Coconut is really a 'tree of life'!

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      Ferdinand C. Amores 6 years ago

      WHAT PART OF COCONOT CAN'T BE USED SIR?

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @ Fernando C. Amores: From roots to tips of its leaves..the whole coconut tree and its fruits are so useful, that nothing of it can be wasted.

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      Affordable Stock Images Philippines 6 years ago

      I agree. Coconuts have many use, it can be a medicine, drink, and many more. Thanks for the info here.

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      luz 6 years ago

      wow... coconut is really amazing...

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Affordable Stock Images Philipines: Thanks for the positive comment. Coconut is a tree of life and everyone agrees with me.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @luz: Thanks. You should join HubPages to write amazing facts, too!

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      ben 6 years ago

      ang dami

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      CARL111600 6 years ago

      COCONUT IS REALY USEFULL

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @ben: Oo nga! (LOL!!!) Can you add more, please?

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @CARL111600: That's for sure, Carl. Thanks! You'll like the young fresh coco meat and it's good for stabilizing our body cholesterol.

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      mj 6 years ago

      .coconut tree truly is amazing in many ways.

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      ALETH SAYSIP, Pagadian City 6 years ago

      PLEASE JOIN MY CAMPAIGN TO BAN THE USE OF YOUNG COCONUT LEAVES AS WRAPPERS IN THE DAILY COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION OF COOKED PACKED RICE (PUSO'). YES, THIS TRADITIONAL PUSO' MAKING IS OUR NATIONAL HERITAGE BUT IT BRING GREAT DAMAGE TO OUR COCONUT INDUSTRY. IT IS EVEN WORST THAN THE PEST INFESTATION AND DISEASES OF COCONUT. YOUNG LEAVES ARE THE MOST VITAL PART OF THE COCONUT TREE WHERE PHOTOSYNTHETIC PROCESS IN CONVERTING CARBON DIOXIDE PLUS WATER INTO STARCH AND SUGAR. A SUGGESTION TO BAN FOR PROPER LEGISLATION IN THE SANGGUNIANG PANGLUNGSOD OF PAGADIAN CITY WAS ALREADY FILED BY ME.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @mj: Thanks for that concise reaction. It helps a lot!!!

      More and more studies are being conducted to fully utilize the uses of coconut in pharmaceutical production.

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @ALETH SAYSIP, Pagadian City: Maybe you can also include alternative wrapper that can be used in our native sticky rice delicacy, because this small-scale industry at home is the source of living of those who belong to the marginal line. I believe that there should be coconuts only concentrated for such production, in order for your resolution to be approved as bill at the national legislation.

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      visionandfocus 6 years ago from North York, Canada

      I love coconut in all its forms. We use the organic coconut oil for cooking as well. But my favourite is drinking the water fresh from the young coconut-yummy!

      I know about the medical and beauty uses but didn't realise the shell could be used for fuel. Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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      Ireno Alcala 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @visionandfocus: You're welcome!! You might as try the virgin coconut oil. It's good cholesterol content is good for those who have high blood pressure.

      There lots of uses for coconut shells aside from fuel. Small business owners venture for native bags made from it.

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      dido masscherry 5 years ago

      this really help in my studies

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @dido masscherry: Thanks for using my article in your studies. I'm grateful because you made a short message about what you've done on this hub.

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      shyal 5 years ago

      thnx a lot ureally helped me wit the uses and wit the very good infos thnx a lot coconuts are wonderful

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @shyal: You're welcome.It's been a pleasure helping you get acquainted with the uses of coconut, from root to tip.

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      Uses of Coconut Trees81 rate or flag this page By len7288 Coconut is a fruit of the coconut palm tree, its trunk is one to two feet in diameter. It has no branches but carries a crown leaves of 5 years ago

      Uses of Coconut Trees81

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      By len7288

      Coconut is a fruit of the coconut palm tree, its trunk is one to two feet in diameter. It has no branches but carries a crown leaves of about 70 to 100 feet above the ground, its leaves is like a feather and with many segments, leaves are usually 10 to 20 feet long. The coconut fruit hang at the bases of the leaves in clusters of about 10 to 15. Several clusters ripen during the year. A tree may produce 200 coconuts a year, but the average is just around 40. Coconut tree grows wild on tropical seacoasts, and is cultivated in moist, frost-free climates, it is abundant in Southeast Asian countries.

      How Coconut Tree Grow? Ever wonder how coconut trees can easily increase in numbers? When coconut ripen, they fall from the tree and are frequently washed out to the sea. Some may drift for months before they are cast up by the waves onto the shore. After 4 to 5 months, the seed sprouts and a new tree begins to grow. In about 6 years the tree will begin to bear coconut and it will reach its full bearing time at 20 years. Coconut tree is very strong and it can resist strong typhoons, coconut tree does not also need a lot of maintenance unlike the mango tree which needs a lot of care and fertilizers.

      Description of the Coconut Fruit:

      The coconut has a smooth greenish covering. Within the outer shell is a fibrous husk one to two inches. The inner shell is brown and hard. When the coconut is still young it contains a large amount of fluid or juice, during this stage the coconut meat is ideal to be eaten alone or can be use for salad or can be added with milk for a nutritional drink. When the coconut mature most fluid is absorbed and its flesh thickens and hardens.

      Uses of Coconut Trees :

      Coconut milk from the mature coconut is used to make Virgin Coconut Oil, VCO can help prevent and treat minor ailments.

      Coconut oil is also used as hairdressing and as massage oil.

      Coconut meat is shredded or flaked for use in baked goods or candies.

      The dried meat, called copra, contains over 60% oil. This oil is used in making soap, cooking fat, margarine, cosmetics, lubricants, and many other products.

      Coconut cake, the solid material left after the oil is removed from the copra, is used in making cattle feed and fertilizer.

      The coconut juice is a nutritious refreshing drink especially for those people with kidney problems. Coconut juice is highly alkaline.

      Fiber from the coconut husk is used to make mats, brushes, cordage and packaging material for plant, and in some countries, coconut husk is used as floor polisher.

      The shell is used for ladles and cups, and is polished and ornamented into souvenirs, accessories and decorative objects.

      Young leaf shoots may be eaten as salad

      The sap, a sweetish fluid called toddy, is fermented into an alcoholic beverage or into vinegar.

      The leaves of the tree are used to thatch roofs and to make hats, baskets, and fans.

      The trunk is used for canoes, posts, rafters, and fences.

      The ribs of the leaves are used for spears, arrows, and torches.

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @len7288; Thanks for this additional info regarding coconut tree. I am overwhelmed with you having an ample time proving the data on my hub. Best regards! :D

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      me 5 years ago

      you can also glue coconuts to your dogs feet and pretend you have a horse

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @me: It's a very funny suggestion. LOL. Why didn't I think of that. Hahaha! Thanks for your creative ideas.

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      chmp. rayplntvszmbspoke 5 years ago

      i like coconut(gusto ko ng coconut)!!!

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      hannah 5 years ago

      wala ng iba?

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @chmp. rayplntvszmbspoke: Thanks for liking the coconut.

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @hannah: Do you have any other things in mind? You might as well add it here in order to be useful to other people.

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      hifukhoyi 5 years ago

      kl;jjj;jjOjpojgooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood11!!1

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      gydon 5 years ago from Port Harcourt

      it can also make you cough....i love it all the same

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @gydon: Why? Which part of the coconut? The meat or the juice? Anyways, thanks for dropping by. :D

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      Marinel L. Salva 5 years ago

      thanks for posting the 100 uses of coconut.i really need it for our feasibility study.hmp dami pala talagang uses hehe ngaun ko lang nalaman

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      Gydon 5 years ago

      the meat.

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @ Marinel L. Salva: hanks for gracing my post. I really need to feature this subject regarding coconut because it's our main source of livelihood, here in the Philippines.

      I'm glad you've learned a lot from it.

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Gydon: Thanks. Coconut meat is succulent while still young and is often mixed with tropical salad, buko pie and refreshments.

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      airene 5 years ago

      COCOnut is so very useful that nothing will be wasted . I agree with that ....

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @airene: Thanks for gracing this hub. I'm glad you agree with all the infos written here plus the insights left by almost all the readers.

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      Ricka 5 years ago

      I love coconut tree because it is very useful to us:)

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      manu6076 5 years ago from Hong kong

      This really a nice hub & i believe its useful in many ways.

      Awesome work.... Hats up

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      mitos sotelo 5 years ago

      oh cool.. i love to plant coconut trees! by june 200 coconut trees will be planted :)

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      mae bayarcal 5 years ago

      yeah!! it's so nice to know that there are many uses of Coconut Tree!!! so, I Love It:)!!

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Ricka: Thanks for knowing how important coconut is.

      @manu6076: Thanks for the salute.I need that. :D

      @mitos sotelo: I'm glad to hear that.Old coconut tree must be replaced, too.

      @mae bayarcal: Thanks for loving it! :D

      Hope you all join HubPages, too! It's worth-trying to write online and earn some money from it.

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      lilu_gp@hotmail.com 5 years ago

      I love coconut trees and all its usefullness. How I missed eating the coconut young leaf shoots. Its very tasty, sweet, creamy and soft.....yummmm

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @lilu_gp@hotmail.com: That goes to show that coconut is one of the most important trees in this planet.

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      gloria 5 years ago

      OH YEAH DIZ IS THE BEST WEBSITE EVER............I JUST LOVE IT BECASUSE IT DESCRIBES THE USES OF THE COCONUT THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE TREE OF ALL BECUZ THEY HELP ME TO EAT AND DRINK WHEN NO FOOD IS AROUND AND MIND US PEOPLE THIS IS ONE MAIN FOOOD THAT IS SOOOOO IMPORTANT TO aMERICAN sAMOA A LIFE A SAMOA REPPIN IT TRUE

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      vikram 5 years ago

      just l love like anything water is very good for health it gives stamina it is so impressive fruit

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      anerom2 5 years ago

      Lately, i was able to taste the native chicken sinigang placed in young coconut with meat into it. It is called "Binakol" in Iloilo, i was really amazed of the taste coz the freshness of this young coco meat added savour to the binakol. You can also eat the coco meat after eating all those chicken meat. See how useful coconut is :)

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      sd 5 years ago

      can you tell me something on a specific part of coconut that can filter smoke?

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @gloria: Yes, that's true. Coconut is the best alternative when nothing edible food is available. If you're an expert in climbing it's trunk, then surely, you'll have plenty of young coconut meat to enjoy with. :D

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @vikram: How are you my friend? It's nice seeing your comment here. Say my hello to your family there in India.

      Yes, I'll never loose appetite with just the coconut in my meal. I'll have plenty of dishes to enjoy with. You can also check my Tropical Cooking series, if you like.

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @anerom: Or is it morena? Loved your color, LOL! No kidding!

      Anyways, if you can taste my dish, chicken with malunggay in coco milk (from Bikol region) you can also compare it to the "Binakol" of Iloilo.

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @sd: That smoke filter is called Virgin Coconut Carbon. You can type the words then from there, you can find its benefits for the cigarette smokers.

      One of the most respected writers in the field of Science, JRR Tokin' had written about it.

      Thanks for asking. :D

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      missy 5 years ago

      i really love your coconuts

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      kaez 5 years ago

      i love fruits and vegetables!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..)^^)

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      NegroDamusDa2nd 5 years ago

      Coconut is da bomb, i lost almost 70 pds in 2 months on a coconut and veg diet and nevr felt better

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      autohand 5 years ago

      wow this is grate

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      Harsha Vardhana R 5 years ago from Bangalore

      I have started taking VCO internally and also regular tender coconut (almost daily). I have started to see improvements in health and energy levels

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      Diduni Dananjana 5 years ago

      I like coconut trees because it has honey

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      Saaya 5 years ago

      Thanks for this information. I am from the land of coconut trees as well but you really gave a real insight to the facts of this wonderful tree of life.

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      Jenaya Isley 5 years ago

      I'm a 12 year student at Clbreth Midle Shool and I'm doing a project on coconuts and all this information is very helpful so I just wanted to say thanks!

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @missy: Thanks for loving the coconut. :D

      @kaez:I hope it explodes beautifully in your body. :D

      @NegroDamusDa2nd: Well, that's a great testimony on how effective VCO (virgin coconut oil) is! Congrats!

      @autohand: Just be careful not to grate your hands! :D

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @ Harsha Vardhana R: Thanks for sharing what happened to you when you've taken VCO. It really helps.

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @ Diduni Dananjana: You mean 'honey' from coconut? Well. we call the coconut caramel here in Bicol, Philippines as santan.

      I usually add brown cane sugar on the boiling coconut milk until it becomes sticky. It resembles like honey and can be used as desert or sweetener on your coffee.

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Saaya: Thanks for your very inspiring thoughts.

      With the help of others, such as you, I will always be inspired to share articles like this.:D

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Jenaya Isley: Wow, that's great! I hope your teacher appreciate it as much as I do.

      You're welcome! Good luck on your schooling!

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      the girls 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      I enjoyed reading this article! Vinegar from coconut is the best for me. You forgot your favorite - fermented coconut wine (is it also tuba in Bicol?) :-)

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @the girls: Thanks for reminding me, LOL! I think, I was so boozed up with 'tuba' while writing this hub (LOL!).

      Yes, it's tuba in Bicol. The sweet nectar of young coconut flowers are the sources of this concoction, collected mainly in big, mature bamboo stems (cleaned and designed for gathering the coconut nectar).

      It's still sweet when you drink it during the early morning but during lunchtime, it's acidity will be stronger as fermentation is already taking place.

      Cheers!!!

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      Mo 5 years ago

      I really really luv coconut

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Mo: Thank you for loving it. These days, as summer intensifies here in the Philippines, I used to drink coconut water in order to quench my thirst.

      Coconut is a heat-saver to all Filipinos and tourists as well.

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      Harsha Vardhana R 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Across south India, coconut is quite extensively used in food although oil is used in cooking in a limited chunk of regions. I was just searching for equivalents of VCO in coconut quantity. I got the following info

      Per day, a person is advised to consume VCO up to 50ML or 3.5 TBSP. (provides 21 g lauric fatty acis). This is equivalent to eating the meat of one half mature coconut or eating 66grams desiccated coconut (copra).

      Do you have any comments on this equivalence?

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Harsha Vhardana R: Yes, precisely, that's what my sister is drinking (VCO), around 3 to 5 Tablespoons everyday.

      She attested that it is slowly curing her hyper-acidity and insomnia.

      As for myself, I do a lot of eating the sweet, fresh part of mature coconut meat while grating it for a tropical dish with coconut milk as its base for cooking.

      Thanks for this additional information. It will help others realize how much they are missing if they cannot take VCO as part of their health regimen.

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      Michael 5 years ago

      I have a very large coconut plantation in lagos, Nigeria and i seriously need buyers. You may contact me on the following numbers - +234 812 778 8892 or +234 805 669 9914 or send an email to microdob@yahoo.com

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Michael: I don't have any information regarding buyers of coconut products from other countries, here in the Philippines.

      Since, we are also a coconut-producing country, all we need is have buyers overseas.

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      adeleke funmike 5 years ago

      coconut is gud 4 smooth of d body. u try 4 dat

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @adeleke funmike: Yes, that's true. Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer.

      Thanks for dropping by. :D

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      ali 5 years ago

      i liked this the first ten are understandable for children from like age 7-14 and the rest are hard to understand

      your sincerely

      ali

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      shanu 5 years ago

      Thanks!!! for the info......it's really gud and useful

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @ali: It's okay, but if you'll read it slowly, then you'll get the points of this hub.

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @shanu: You're welcome. I'm glad you liked it!

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      pramodgokhale 5 years ago from Pune( India)

      travel_man1971

      Yes sir,

      I am an Indian and we are Monsoon nations in this part of Asia.

      Coconut in as per Hindu Mythology called -KALPVRIKSHA means a tree offers anything to a person requests her.In India our every food stuff can not be made without coconut.

      Coconut ,inside white eatable part was processed and used and mixed in jet fuel and one of gas turbine was fired on this mixed fuel,courtesy--Sir Richard Bran son ,owner of Vergine Atlantic Airlines , tried on one of his flight.

      Coconut has some medical values too and utility of this fruit is wide,really you say hundred uses of coconut are more than that it has importance in Hindu's ceremonies.

      We Asians should be proud of this nature's gift and do conserve it.

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @pramodgokhale: Wow, that's an amazing innovation with ragrds to the use of coconut meat as aviation fuel mix. Awesome contribution by Sir Richard Bran.

      I'll be researching his invention via his airline Vergine Atlantic Airlines.

      Keep me updated, please. Thank you, Sir!

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @pramodgokhale: Wow, that's an amazing innovation with ragrds to the use of coconut meat as aviation fuel mix. Awesome contribution by Sir Richard Bran.

      I'll be researching his invention via his airline Vergine Atlantic Airlines.

      Keep me updated, please. Thank you, Sir!

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      thanks a lot xd:} 5 years ago

      ur so incredible ..

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      Ireno Alcala 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      thanks a lot xd:} : You're welcome! Thanks for dropping by!

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      nikitha 4 years ago

      I like the coconut water very much

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      Nikitha 4 years ago

      hai i am nikitha i am from trivandrum

      I am studiying in fourth standard

      I like coconut very much.I like the coconut water to drink.I want to eat the coconut water now.I am hungry to drink the coconut water.I have a brother, his name is vineeth. He like to drink the water of coconut.He like that very much.He is studiying in tenth standard.Whenever i went out i can see the coconut tree, so not i like that ,when i eat that i like that. Sometimes our mother's will say to eat this,but we don't like that,when we taste only we like that. like that i like the coconut.But when our mother told to eat a mango, we will hungry to eat that So,bye I will write new comment's later

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      vineeth 4 years ago

      i like cocount veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy muchhh

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      nandana 4 years ago

      hai i am nandana i am from trivandrum

      i am studiying in fourth standard and i have a friend

      her name is nikitha

      she also wrote a comment yesterday

      she like coconut

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @nikitha: Thank you for taking an interest on my hub regarding the uses of coconut. You see, I live in a tropical country and I also like to feature one of the main sources of livelihood here in the Philippines.

      @vineeth: Wow, I'm glad you liked it, too! Coconut is good to our health. Send my regards to your family and your sister, Nikitha. :)

      @nandana: Hey, friend. What an interest you have here on my hub along with your friend Nikita and her brother Vineeth.

      I hope, all is well in your studies and school, too. :)

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      chamilj 4 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Nice article. We never cook without coconut. Voted up and shared.

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @chamilj: Thank you for the visit. Yes, me, too. People in our region cook with the use of coconut milk most of the times.

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      Edna 4 years ago

      Ano po name niyo? Kailangan po kasi ng name ng author para po sa report namin.

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Edna: Ako si Ireno A. Alcala, dating radio broadcaster at ngayon ay isang seaman. Salamat sa pagpili ng aking katha para sa report ninyo.

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      nikitha 4 years ago

      Hai I am nikitha you know me i also wrote a comment in this. You

      Hope that we all studies well . Yes that is correct. We all studies well. But don't say anything about my friend nandana.I don't like it.She is my best friend.Don't say like this about my friend.Bye

      next comment next time.

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @nikitha: I don't said anything bad about your friend. I would re-phrase it that she (nandana) shares similar interest with you and your brother.

      I hope you understand.

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      Nikitha 4 years ago

      Hey Iam nikitha.

      ok thanku.Today nandana will go to her uncle's house.She will

      return here only on october 1. Her uncle's house is not here that is

      my sadness.It is far away from here.So bye next cmment next time.

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Nikitha: It's okay, Nikitha. I'm sure, you'll still see your friend on the coming days.

      Meanwhile, you can enjoy what you want to do at home. Bye for now, too!

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      Nikitha 4 years ago

      Okay thanks.I am not writing now.When i want to write i will write

      new comment's about the coconut.So bye.

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Nikitha: Thank you so much. Don't forget to appreciate the video of this article about the coconut. Bye for now, too! :)

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      daniel padilla 4 years ago

      its so nice to drink the water of coconut and whatch gino in princess and i

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @daniel padilla: Thanks Daniel, if that's really you. Yes, I'm watching Princess and I. I'm a fan of your loveteam with Mikay. :)

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      Jyan Caralo 4 years ago

      the coconut is yummy tree

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      Harsha Vardhana R 4 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Travel_man,

      1 query . I am from South India and access to tender coconut as well as VCO. Which is better ? I am looking at strengthening of my nervous system. Please give your thoughts

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Jyan Caralo: Thanks for your yummy-nish. Surely, coconut tree is a yummy one, according to your perception. :)

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Harsha Vardhana R: I will go with the VCO. It is already concentrated. Unlike the tender coconut which contains water-part, although I would also eat it and will never tire of tasting it.

      Thanks for asking. :)

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      monica 25 4 years ago

      dami nagagawa ng coconut

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @monica 25: Siyang tunay! I hope you learned a lot from this hub regarding coconuts and shsare it with others, too.

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      Edena 4 years ago

      Thanks for the information about coconut! I am student here in the USA and I am writing about the coconut benefits. This sites is very helpful. Adyios Pilipinas...

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Edena: You're very much welcome! I'm glad this hub helps in your assignment. :)

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      Nikitha 4 years ago

      Did you forgot me

      I am nikitha from trivandrum.I read your comments . It was very intresting i like it very much.How you can write like this.How

      can you write big paragraphs. I did not know to write big paragraphs.It is very hard.I like coconut now also very much.bye.

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Nikitha: Hello, again. I never forget you.

      Thank you for appreciating my work.

      To write a hub is like theme-writing in school. You just have to expound your subject more here in order for other readers to find, especially @ Google search or other Search Engines.

      That way, I am also earning percentage of the monetization of my articles.

      In time, you'll like writing more as you observe your surroundings with topics that will also interest others.

      Good luck in your studies. :)

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      Nikitha 4 years ago

      We will use coconut now for cooking.It is very tasty

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      Anthony Donkor 4 years ago

      Despite the valuable nature and the numerous benefits of palm and coconut, mining and other similar industries in Ghana and for that matter some parts of Africa do their activities at the expense of such plantations. however, I will now encourage my people to use coconut products more.

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      nikitha 4 years ago

      nikitha

      Coconut is very tasty.I was writing the post in your hub when i was

      doing my home work about coconut. I like your hub.bye

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Nikitha: Thank you for always updating me with what you do about coconuts at home.

      @Anthony Donkor: I hope all is well there in Ghana. I've been there as a seafarer way back 2004.

      Yes, mining contribute both benefits and perils to ecology of one's country.

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      nikitha 4 years ago

      hai am nikitha

      when i think to see the replay to me i will forgot that.that time i want to drink coconut water. I like coconut veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy much

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @nikitha: Hello, again Nikitha. :)

      It's good thing to hear from you again. I really miss coconut water this time. It's good for you to drink it. Stay healthy. :)

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      nikita 4 years ago

      I am nikitha

      Did you like coconut water.I like coconut water.it's very tasty know .I likes it.I like your hub veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy much.

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @nikitha: Thank you again, for always patronizing my hub. Feel free to express your opinion regarding coconut.

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      cjay balona 4 years ago

      wooooahhh :)))

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      Ireno Alcala 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @cjay balona: Thanks for the exclamation! Better drink your coconut juice, then leave some positive message on my post.

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      William 4 years ago

      There is a Farm in India who I feel is at the cutting edge of commercial coconut production. Coming from the UK I can confirm that I personally have seen that all the 'Deejay Farm' trees have been producing +300 nuts each year. I will not lie to you these coconut tree seedlings are expensive, but I feel are well worth the cost. The Deejay palms are flowering much faster (two years) and nuts are arriving amazingly in the third year, rather than in their 5/6 year. These are Dwarf palm trees so they are easy to harvest and its all achieved threw decades of cross-pollination. There Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Deejay-Farm-Coconut-...

      and is well worth a visit.

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      Harsha Vardhana R 3 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Travelman,

      Hope you are doing great. For more than 1 year, I have been using VCO and got great benefits for my brain and digestive system! I am ever grateful all folks like you who enlightened me about coconut, which is abundantly available in India!

      Today I found a coconut oil mentioned as "Extracted from selected Copra" and "Vacuumized Steam Injection Cooking (VSIC)". So I feel that it hot pressed and made out of copra instead of fresh coconuts. So I believe the healing effects would be inferior to VCO.

      But as VCO is quite expensive in India, I intend this VSIC oil for oil pulling etc and continue with VCO for internal consumption!

      Please share your opinion on this aspect.

      Regards,

      Harsha

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