Coconut: Nutrition and Health Benefits


Coconut is an edible fruit of the coconut palm. Mature coconuts can be ovoid or ellipsoid fit, 300–450 mm long and 150–200 mm in width, have a thick stringy husk encompassing the recognizable single-cultivated nut of trade. A hard shell encases the irrelevant undeveloped organism with its abundant endosperm, made out of both meat and fluid. Coconut tissue is high in fat and can be dried or eaten new or handled into coconut milk or coconut oil. The fluid of the nut known as coconut water is utilized in refreshments.


1. According to USDA, per 100g of Coconut contain 354 calories of energy.

2. It also carry Carbohydrate (15g),
Protein (3.3g) and a high amount (33g) of Fat.

3. Coconut is rich in different Vitamins and Minerals including- Vitamin (B and C), Phosphorus, Iron, Potassium, Copper, Magnesium, Selenium etc.

Health Benefits:

1. Coconut is rich in Antioxidants including-gallic acid, caffeic acid, salicylic acid, p-coumaric acid that protects you from Cancer and Inflammation.

2. Coconut is a good source of energy.

3. Studies suggest that, eating more coconut helps to increase HDL (Good Cholesterol) and decrease LDL (Bad Cholesterol) and Triglycerides.

4. Potassium and other minerals in Coconut helps to improve bone health.

5. Coconut contain amino acid Arginine that promptes the release of insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.

6. Coconut water is a very refreshing drink to beat tropical summer thirst.

7. Some research suggest that, coconut oil, MCFAs, and their derivatives may influence risk factors related to Alzheimer's disease.

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