Coconut is a superfood that needs no introduction but ever wondered that a whole day would be dedicated to this super fruit as coconut day. Before we list out the benefits of the coconut, let’s delve on why this day is celebrated?
World Coconut Day
September 2 is earmarked as the world coconut day by the Asia-Pacific Coconut Community since 2009. It is observed to promote the benefits of the fruit which has become part of lives in several ways. From fruit, water, oil, milk to ropes, mats and many such products, it has become touched human lives in more ways than we can imagine. In India, the coconut is widely used in coastal regions in their cuisines. States like Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Andhra use it more widely in their day to day lives.
Health benefits of Coconut
Coconut is highly nutritious fruit and has multiple potential health benefits:
🥥 It helps in digestion
🥥 It promotes blood sugar control
🥥 It is powerful antioxidant
🥥 It has antiviral and antibacterial elements
🥥 It increase energy levels
Common ways to include coconut to your daily diet
🥥 Coconut Oil: It is part of daily cooking in many of the southern Indian states. Though some people may feel strong flavor from coconut oil, it can be used in select dishes.
🥥 Desiccated Coconut: A perfect way to add hint to coconut to your recipes. Also, it can be used to make many Indian desserts.
🥥 Coconut Milk: With the increase awareness of the goodness of coconut many new age brands have launched coconut milk. It is widely used in multiple recipes and is also vegan friendly.
🥥 Coconut Pulp: The tender coconut pulp can be directly consumed.
🥥 Coconut Water: Apart from being refreshing, coconut water provided tons of nutrients. For those people, who cannot directly access coconut water, packaged coconut water is readily available in the market.
Yes, coconut is a highly nutritious fruit but one should take caution as to the amount one is consuming as it is high in calories.