describes the Coconut Tree as the tall palm that yields the coconut. This tree grows mainly by coastal beaches and has become naturalized throughout the tropics. Many tropical economies are dependent upon its products, which includes copra
(dried coconut kernels from which oil is obtained) and coir
(fiber from the outer husk of the coconut, used for making ropes and matting).
Just a few years back, coconut oil was at the top of the list of unhealthy oils to use, but today–thanks to much research–many now view coconut oil as one of the most resourceful and versatile natural products on the earth.
When God created the coconut, He created a superfood.
Likewise, today we know that coconut oil is heart healthy, can lower cholesterol (thanks to the saturated fat called lauric acid which has been shown to increase the good HDL) and can keep us at a good balance weight (because of fats called medium chain triglycerides; the breakdown of these types of fats in the liver equal more energy burned).