Did You Know?
It's safe to say we are nuts about coconuts! Here are a few things you might not know:
A coconut is not a nut, it's a drupe!
Coconut grenades were a weapon used in WWII by the Japanese (the grenade went inside the coconut)
The husk of a coconut can be burnt to act as a natural mosquito repellent, a process used in many countries around the world
The largest producers of coconuts are India, Indonesia, Philippines, and Brazil
Coconuts can be used as a flotation device
Coconut water has been used as a short-term substitute for human blood plasma and as an IV
Almost one-third of the people on our planet rely on coconuts as a major part of their diet
There are over 1,000 species of coconut trees
Coconuts, in different forms, are anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-parasite