Coconut, planted in Tenom, is the fruit of the coconut tree. Coconut tree is also named the tree of life.
The outer layer is a hard shell with fibrous husk. The core contains sweet, nearly transparent coconut water and copra (coconut milky flesh). It is a refreshing drink especially in the hot summer and hot, humid tropical weather. Beside drinking coconut water directly, it can also be made into desserts (such as smoothies) and beverages (such as coconut water coffee). At the same time coconut milk can be obtained by pressing grated coconut fresh.
Coconut is a complete fruit which is highly nutritious. It contains a lot of protein, fructose, glucose, sucrose, fat, vitamins B1, E and C, potassium, copper, manganese, iron and so on. One coconut itself is enough to provide daily needs of minerals, vitamins, fat, and fiber.
Its insoluble fiber moves food through your digestive system and aids bowel health.
Its coconut oil may boost good cholesterol and reduce bad cholesterol. Thus, it may reduce risk of heart disease
The high potassium and magnesium in coconut water acts as a diuretic and increases the flow and production of urine.
Lauric acid found in coconut can eliminate intestinal parasitism, get rid of parasite flatworm and tapeworm.
Its richness in minerals helps the formation of red blood cells, and lowers the blood pressure, strengthens bones and teeth.
The alkalinity of coconut water can help neutralize purines in the body, and improves the symptoms of gout.