Coconut Tree and Word meaning of Kerala
Kerala (Keralam) is actually named after the coconut tree with “Kera” meaning Coconut tree and “Alam” meaning land so means “Land of Coconut Trees”. Various terms like Copra and Coir are derived from the native Malayalam language. Featured image is a Coconut tree top, with full of leaves, coconut flowers and immature nuts.
Usually 10 to 12 inflorescence occur a year in a coconut tree. But a few of them become Coconut. Immature nuts take 10 to 12 months to full grown coconut. 7 or 8 months needs to grow as Tender coconut from immature nut.
Tender Coconut Vitamin Contents
Tender coconut water is a nutritious beverage in the natural state. The coconut husk is an excellent package for the water which contains sugars, minerals, amino acids and vitamins. Tender coconut water is a natural source of electrolytes, minerals, vitamins, complex carbohydrates, Amino acids and other nutrients.
Coconut water is the ultimate thirst quencher and offers a tasty alternative to water. This pure liquid is packed with nutrients that yield an array of health benefits. Daily consumption of coconut water has the ability to strengthen your immune system.
It also has the ability to remove bacteria in the body that causes gum disease and urinary tract infections. Coconut water combats viruses that cause you to catch a cold, typhus or infectious diseases. Even during cold season, you find your health is exceptional.
Coconut oil and Coconut milk
Coconut oil and Coconut milk is commonly used to make food dishes in Kerala. The liquid that comes from the grated meat of a mature coconut is used as coconut milk and it is a main ingredient of pudding and kheer.
Coconut Oil, Best Edible Oil
Coconut oil, is an edible oil extracted from dried mature coconuts (copra), harvested from the coconut palm. Coconut oil is mainly used to cooking purpose and as body massage oil. Because of its high saturated fat content, it is slow to oxidize and lasting up to six months without spoiling.
Health Benefits of Coconuts
- Reduces risk of heart health and improves good cholesterol (HDL)
- Coconut water supports immune system health: it is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasite
- Tender coconut provides a natural source of quick energy and enhances physical and athletic performance.
- Improves digestion and absorption of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals
- Restores and supports thyroid function
- Helps protect against kidney disease and bladder infection