Due to its health benefits, the coconut is considered a nutritious food. Botanically, it has the properties of a fruit, nut and seed – all in one. Hardly any fruit is as multipurpose as a coconut.
Health Benefits of Coconut
The void in the centre of the unripe coconut contains sweet and nutritious water. This naturally filtered juice is a source of refreshment during hot summer days. An excellent source of minerals and vitamins, coconut reduces acidity of the stomach. During World War II, doctors used coconut water to overcome shortage of intravenous (IV) solution.