Humans have been using and eating coconuts for thousands of years. Although it’s undecided whether coconut consumption began in the Pacific Islands, Asia, South America, one thing is certain: we love them!
The coconut tree is one of the most useful and versatile in the world, which is why it’s often called the ‘tree of life’. It’s a source of not only food but fuel, medicine, cosmetics, and even building materials.
Coconut flesh and coconut milk are a staple for those living in the tropics. Young green coconuts have the largest quantity of coconut water as well as a soft pulp, which can be used in cooking or for flavoring drinks.
One of the most distinctive features of the coconut is that it contains a large amount of clear fluid – coconut water. Coconut water is a nutritious source of electrolytes and can help relieve dehydration. Young green coconuts have the largest quantity of coconut water as well as a soft pulp, which can be used in cooking or for flavoring drinks.
Brown, mature coconuts have numerous uses. The flesh can be processed for their oil and plant milk, and the shell can be made into medicinal. Even the fibrous husk can be used for rope and fishing nets, among other things.
Dried coconut flesh is often used in cooking. The rich fatty acids of coconut flesh are highly beneficial for the body, and may even also help to improve good cholesterol levels.
While most dietary fats are long-chain triglycerides, coconut oil is famous for its medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are shorter fatty acid chains. These fatty acids are transported quickly to your liver, where your body can quickly convert them into energy.
Coconut milk has a sweet flavor and a thick, creamy texture, which makes it a perfect substitute for dairy. It's amazing in soups, curries, desserts, baked goods, smoothies, and even homemade ice cream.
You can buy most coconut products at a supermarket or greengrocer. Fresh coconuts are usually imported from south-east Asia and other tropical zones
Here is a really easy, fast and delicious take on coconut chicken curry. Some curry recipes have huge ingredient lists and lengthy directions, but this version is a simple dish that you will have time to create after work.
The coconut flavor and the garam masala make a dish that you and your family will enjoy again and again.
The wonderful thing about curries is that they are a really easy way to create a balanced meal.
This dish has a number of highly nutritious, healthy ingredients - green and red peppers, coconut cream, coconut oil, ginger and garlic.
And don't forget the chicken stock, which adds a selection of important vitamins and minerals.
Compare this to a curry from your local restaurant, which may be full of sugar, MSG and low
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