If you do not hear the typical water sound on the inside when you shake a coconut, this is because the coconut is more than dry and old. Coconut retains all its properties for approximately a couple of months or over a couple of days if is grated. The mature flesh can be eaten raw, in chunks, grated, roasted or as an ingredient in a lot of dishes. Coconut is widely used raw or for making by-products, such as coconut water, coconut milk, coconut butter, coconut oil, rice with coconut or grated coconut.
Another interesting festival is the the Coconut Festival in Toronto (Canada), where we can find a lot of interesting things about this fruit and its culture. Music, entertainment, games, food, fireworks, the election of the festival’s queen and much more promote this tasty fruit.
Coconut is originally from Pacific Islands, although is cultivated in a lot of areas with temperate climate, such as Central America, Caribbean or tropical Africa, and its production plays an important role in their economy.
354 calories in 100 grams. This fruit is high in calories. It is also rich in iron, potassium and prevents bone loss. Due to their high amount of fat, the consumption has to be moderated, especially those who are following a diet or suffer from cardiovascular problems.