It wasn't all that long ago when the association of coconut was as gooey sugary filling in a chocolate bar, topping on a sundae or a drink you sipped on a beach with a cocktail umbrella. Not a nut, but a fruit, the coconut has big health benefits which have turned this tropical delight into a mainstream food ingredient.
The fruit or meat of the coconut contains electrolytes like potassium and minerals such as iron. Fiber is also abundant which means you feel full faster. It also aids digestion. The plant oils in the coconut meat are considered beneficial to health since they are burned as energy in the liver before being digested and turning into fat. Coconut meat also contains lauric acid which helps boost immunity.Read More