Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Coconut Tree - Cocos Nucifera


Coconut Tree

General
Name : Coconut Tree, Coconut Palm
Scientific Name : Cocos Nucifera
Family : Arecaceae 

Coconut tree belongs to the palm family. It grows very tall (even up to 30 meters). Almost all parts of the coconut tree are usable. The leaves are very long. And the fruits are grown on the top of it.



Coconut Fruit

Coconut fruit is a very large heavy fruit. It comprises of Husk, Shell , White flesh (Solid endosperm) and Coconut water (Liquid endosperm). The husk is used to making coir. The shell which is veryhard can be used for making various crafts. The white flesh is used in cooking in various parts of the world. The coconut water is very delicious and healthy.
                                                 The dried white flesh is used to make coconut oil which is used for both cooking and apply on hair.




Tender coconut
                     
                  Tender coconut is the coconut before it is fully ripen. It includes more quantity of juice and is very tasty and is having a lot of health benefits.



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