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When the weather is sweltering, who wouldn’t like some ice-cold coconut water or, even better, some deliciously creamy coconut shake? As a good source of sugar, fibre, antioxidants, proteins, vitamins and minerals, it is no wonder why we’d gladly consume coconut water to replace lost fluids during a hot day.
This tropical fruit is one of nature’s most versatile products. In addition to its sweet and nutritious water, here are seven other things a coconut can offer.
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Apart from coconut water, coconut milk is also no stranger to all the curry-lovers. Coconut milk is extracted from coconut meat. Although it is a lot less common in Singapore now, some vendors still sell shredded coconut meat. With the shredded meat, you can make coconut milk at home simply by adding water.
Nowadays, people turn to canned coconut milk for convenience. A point to note, though, is that coconut milk in a can is more viscous and is usually used in making curry. This is different from the thin coconut milk that is used in beverages like coffee.
Coconut oil gained more popularity recently due to its skin-softening and moisturising properties. Apart from topical uses, coconut oil is also consumed for its medicinal properties. It is a good antioxidant source, which may help with weight loss as it encourages fat burning and reduces hunger.
One of the best things about buying a whole coconut is to scoop out and munch on the tasty white meat. The coconut meat can also be blended into smoothies or used as a garnish. Some retailers have even turned coconut meat into scrumptious coconut chips!
Coconut sugar, which looks like brown sugar, is made from coconut palm sap. It is similar to palm sugar and cane sugar, and is used as a sweetener. Despite the health claims, there is no scientific evidence to show that coconut sugar is more nutritious or healthier than other sweeteners.
6. Coconut husk and shell: scrubber, fuel and crafts
The dry and rough husk fibres can be used as natural scrubbers for cleaning or burned as fuel. Both the husk and shell can be used as a craft material to produce handicrafts like bowls, ropes, and rugs.
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Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is concerned after his side suffered their worst start to a Premier League season with the 1-0 home loss to Crystal Palace. Not since the 1989/90 campaign, when Sir Alex Ferguson was reportedly one game away from the sack, have United lost four of their first seven league games. It had looked like United were turning their season around after a Carabao Cup win over the same opponents on Tuesday followed victory at Burnley last weekend, but the pressure is beginning to mount on Ten Hag.
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Indonesia is launching Southeast Asia’s first high-speed railway, a key project under China’s Belt and Road infrastructure initiative that will cut travel time between the capital and another major city from the current three hours to about 40 minutes. The project has been beset with delays and increasing costs, and some observers doubt its commercial benefit, but President Joko Widodo has championed it and will be inaugurating the 142.3-kilometer (88.4-mile) railway as it begins commercial operations Monday. The Chinese-made bullet train, called “Whoosh,” will connect Jakarta with Bandung, the heavily populated capital of West Java province.
“Aaron! You must check this place out!” My friend enthusiastically introduced me to Swisslink Bakery & Cafe, a traditional neighbourhood bakery located at Sunset Way. It sells an assortment of savoury and sweet treats. There were a couple of small tables and chairs placed outside the cafe. When I headed inside, I overheard the staff […] The post Swisslink Bakery & Cafe: Traditional bakery with shepherd’s pie, tasty cakes & curry puffs since 1985 appeared first on SETHLUI.com.
If you’re looking for something to do this week, you’re in luck! The Singapore Lam Ann Association presents the country’s first-ever Hokkien Lam Ann Cultural Festival, which will take place from 29 Sep to 8 Oct 2023. The Hokkien Lam Ann Cultural Festival is held at 30 Mohamed Sultan Road, right beside the historical Hong […] The post Singapore’s 1st-ever Hokkien Lam Ann Cultural Festival has traditional food stalls, lion dances & mooncake workshops appeared first on SETHLUI.com.
For anyone unfamiliar with the structure of Malaysian night markets, most locals visit our pasar malams for the primary purpose of purchasing groceries, specifically fresh produce. You might notice that a lot of the tents shielding vendors from the bright sun and heavy rain are labelled with “pasar tani”, short for “pasar petani”. In English, […] The post 10 pasar malams in JB that are rated 4 stars & above appeared first on SETHLUI.com.
‘That was a bad kiss’ – said no one (out loud) ever! While everyone knows how to kiss, some are better kissers and well, the rest? Much worse. When it comes to puckering up, everyone has a unique style that makes or breaks that one special moment. You’ve to kiss a lot of frogs, not only to find your perfect fit but to also master the art of kissing. Fortunately, it’s a fun practice but still, some folks can’t seem to get it right. Whether it’s because of an overzealous tongue, excessive biting,