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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.
Sitting in her cramped office just a stone’s throw from the Ministry of Justice in Westminster, Dame Vera Baird is unapologetic about her outspoken criticism of police, prosecutors, courts and government for letting down victims.
The military detected preparations this week in Sinpo, South Hamgyong Province, North Korea, Yonhap reported, citing an unnamed South Korean military source. South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol is aware of signs and movements suggesting North Korean provocations, including SLBMs, the presidential office said in a statement on Saturday. U.S. Vice President Harris is set to visit the region next week and meet with leaders of Japan and South Korea.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, released his health records in order to spotlight Democratic rival John Fetterman’s recovery from a stroke. A doctor released a four-page letter saying Oz is in “excellent health.”
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