Endless List of Coconut Based Products
The coconut tree is often called the tree of life due to its endless list of products that we can get from it. Let me have some of its many uses from roots up to its leaves.
- 1. Coconut roots & trunks.
- 2. Coconut husk
- 3. Coconut shell
- 4. Coconut fruit
- 5. Coconut Meat
- 6. Coconut oil
- 7. Coconut water
- 8. Coconut pitch
- 9. Inflorescence
- 10. Coconut leaves
1. Coconut roots & trunks.
Medicine, beverages and dye stuff are obtained from the coconut roots. Out of its trunk, hardy and durable wood is obtained to make benches, tables, carvings, picture frames, tables, tool boxes and construction materials among many others. Paper pulp can also be extracted from the coconut trunk and other woody parts of the tree.
2. Coconut husk
The abundance of coconut husk’ fiber provides a stable supply for cottage industries that make brushes, doormats, carpets, bags, ropes, yarn fishing nets and mattresses.
3. Coconut shell
Coconut shell produces the core of the most saleable household products and fashion accessories, such as shell necklaces, shell bags, cigarette boxes, shell ladles, buttons, lamp shades, fruit and ash trays, guitars, placemats, coffee pots, sups, wind chimes and others.
4. Coconut fruit
Young coconut meat is often use for salad, sweets and pastries. A mature coconut fruit is also used for making special dishes. The “sport fruit” of the coconut is considered a delightful delicacy and largely used for making preserves and ice cream.
5. Coconut Meat
From the coconut meat, we can get coco flour, which can be used as wheat extender in baking products. Coconut meat can also be used to make desiccated coconut. Coconut milk which we get when we extract coconut meat is used many dishes and is a good source of protein. Coconut meat is also used to make chips, candies copra and animal feeds.
6. Coconut oil
Coconut oil retards aging. It counteracts heart, colon, pancreatic and liver tumor inducers. It is easy to digest. Coconut oil is also now used in the detergent industry. Other products from coco oil are soap, lard, coco chemicals, crude oil, pomade, shampoo, margarine, butter and cooking oil.
7. Coconut water
Uses of coconut water include making coconut water vinegar, coconut wine, and in the production of chewy, fiber rich “nata”, which is good as a dessert and as a laxative, as a growth factor and as a substitute for dextrose.
8. Coconut pitch
Can be used to make coco pickles, helmets, caps, wooden shoe straps, hand bags, fans, and picture and house décor like lamp shades.
Out of the bud of the coconut tree’s inflorescence is a juice called coconut toddy. The fermented coconut toddy is used as a fresh beverage, for producing alcoholic beverages and vinegar, for making sugar, and as a source of yeast for making bread.
10. Coconut leaves
Coconut leaves produce good quality paper pulp, midrib brooms, hats and mats, fruit trays, waste baskets, fans, beautiful midrib decors, lamp shades, placemats, bags and utility roof materials.