Coconut

The coconut is one of the most versatile plants on earth. It has been cultivated in the tropics for over 3000 years. It is used to make soap, textiles, medicine, even building materials, and that’s not to mention the plant’s many culinary uses. The nut is used to make oil which can be used for frying, sautéing and other cooking methods. The white, fleshy coconut meat has a pleasant, sweetly nutty flavor. It is delicious fresh and raw, but you can find it, usually dried and sweetened, in the baking aisle of most grocery stores. Coconut milk and coconut cream are made from th..

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