World Coconut day

Today is World Coconut day (2nd September) and I thought I should write something for this day. So I present to you this blog, which will discuss some of the benefits of coconut and its products.

As always; to make your reading experience fantastic, I have made some images, and those will tell you everything you need to know.

Let’s quickly have a look at the first image:

These were some benefits of coconut water. There are more, but, I included the popular ones.

Per 100 g of Coconut water contains:

  • Calories-19 kcal
  • Total carbohydrates- 3.9g
  • Dietary fibre- 1.2 g
  • sugar- 2.5 g
  • Protein- 0.7 g
  • Vitamin C- 2.4 mg
  • Magnesium- 25 mg
  • Potassium- 250 mg

However, it has some disadvantages as well:

  • It is not ideal for those with allergies
  • It could lower Blood pressure if consumed too much
  • It could increase Blood sugar levels
  • Could cause digestive problems
  • Could affect kidneys

I know some of these points are contradicting the points mentioned in the image. But, please remember; Moderation is the key everywhere. Also, it is advisable to consult a Doctor before starting anything new. Also, make sure you drink fresh coconut water. There’s no such thing as “healthy” packed coconut water.

Now let’s have a look at some of the benefits of coconut oil.

I would say Coconut oil is one of the healthiest oil out there. I agree that there are other oils with tons of benefits, but I suggest If you are picking up coconut oil as your cooking oil, you need to know a few things about it. I won’t be discussing those things in this blog, but, I promise to write a blog about comparisons between various oils.

Coconut oil is also used on the skin, and you can see some of the advantages in the following image:

Coconut oil is also used as shaving cream and deodorant, but I haven’t tried it that way, so I haven’t mentioned those here.

Other than Coconut water and oil, Coconut is also eaten in a dried form called copra. In India, people make chutney (a type of paste/sauce) of copra. People also drink coconut milk to get its amazing benefits.

In the comments tell me how you like coconut. If you haven’t tried it yet, now is the time. If it’s not available there, you are welcome in India.

This blog is not over yet, so before you head on to the comment section I have to share something of high importance. Recently, in a blog, I asked you guys about your birthdays. Those who have shared their birthdates. I have saved them.

Now, one of my dearest follower’s birthday is on 3rd September and how can I miss that.

I want to wish a very happy and peaceful birthday to Ellie Thompson

Ellie is a very kind soul, and she always spreads love and happiness. I enjoy her long comments on my blogs, as I believe those are the highlight of my blogs.

You can wish her by dropping comments down below, or you can directly visit her site

She’s a fellow blogger, and you can read her work by clicking the above link.

Now’s the end of the blog, Until next time I’m cocoNUTS about you.

88 responses to “World Coconut day”

    • Coconut water can be used in cooking by replacing the normal water. However, it will add a sweet taste. So, for some dishes it could make them sweet.
      You can also use it with sweets, ice-creame etc.
      Another way to use coconut is by grating the dried coconut. You can use that as garnishing or even make sweets with grated coconut as main ingredient. Coconut milk can be used in place of normal milk, where you need to make creamy gravy for the dish. Coconut milk is not thick, so you may not need additional water.

  1. Thank you for this great compilation of knowledge on Coconut. I will definitely try to induct it into the cooking of our house.

    And yes, rightly said by you that moderation is the key. πŸ˜ƒ

  2. Ahh, I didn’t know you could use it for insect repellent. I’m going to try this with the lemongrass extract. It’s like Jumanji whenever I go out with these crazy mosquitos.

    Interesting info! Makes me appreciate coconuts more. πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ˜Š

    • Try it and let me know!!
      Also, coconuts are good for dark circles. But, depends if it can suit on the skin. I thought, I should tell you this as It’s late night there, and you are still up!!!
      Sleep well my friend.

      • Haha that’s a good tip! I use my Pond’s cream now for my face but will have to try that too. You’re so observant! 😊
        Sleep well and have a good day ahead! πŸ™πŸ½

      • If you are saying me to sleep. I will sleep.
        Because I am working on this blog since 7 am and right not its 9:30, haha
        Can’t go to gym, as I feel very tired. I am awake since 5 am, as my body cycle can’t allow me to sleep any more after that. You take care. See you tomorrow.
        Wishing you some positivity.

  3. Coconuts are definitely my favourite in every form.

    I didn’t knew about some of the benefits mentioned here, thank you for letting me know about them.

  4. Love coconut water and the malai inside! πŸ˜€
    Coconut oil is awesome. As south Indians, we usually cook most of our food in coconut oil and I love the taste and smell of food cooked in coconut oil. And since I am a vegan, coconut milk is such a good alternative to dairy milk.
    Great post! Also, thanks for the reminder – my brand sells coconut oil – so going to go share a story on my brand page about World Coconut Day. πŸ˜€

  5. There was so much in this post, I did not know about! Thank you so much for the information.
    And your hardwork behind this is really appreciable. Keep up the good work. Awesome post!

  6. I’m not a big fan of eating or using coconut in cooking, but I’m a huge fan of refined coconut oil for skin care, and as a base for tinctures, salves, etc. I had a very bad contact allergic reaction 3 weeks ago, and coconut oil on my inflamed eyelids worked really well because it is neither too acidic or alkaline for the skin. Goldilocks perfect!

  7. Devang, first of all let me say a very happy and blessed new month to you and yours dear friend.
    Second of all, I love this article so much, probably especially because I love coconut a lot, wether roasted, made into candy or just eat it like that. But one thing emains a fact, you’re a good writer. Well done, keep it up. Kudos πŸ‘

  8. Wow, I didn’t know there was a whole day for coconuts. We actually made some coconut cookies on world coconut day which is such a cool coincidence. Interesting and informative post as always!

  9. Hi Devang. Sorry I’ve only just been able to read your post and reply. I’ve just been sooo busy this week, being my birthday. A huge thank you for my birthday wishes and for tagging my blog on your post. It’s really appreciated. I will write a post about my birthday celebrations, but I must first catch up with all my blogging buddies’ posts. As usual, I’m way behind reading blogs; hence I’ve only just reached yours.

    Now for coconuts … I had no idea there was a world coconut day. This is such an interesting post about one of my favourite foods. Fresh coconuts, both the flesh and the water, are delicious. I sometimes have dried coconut shavings on my cereal in the morning; I have coconut milk on my cereal and as a cold drink. I also like chocolate-covered coconut bars (called Bounty bars over here) – obviously only eaten in moderation. However, I had no idea that it has so many other health and beauty benefits. I have some coconut oil in my kitchen cupboard, but I’ve not used it yet as I wasn’t sure what to use it for. Now that I’ve read your post, I now know. You said it’s slightly sweet – does that make it suitable for cooking vegetables if I’m then going to add them to a curry? I like coconut rice, too.

    I hope you are well, my friend. Once I’ve caught up with everyone, I will write that post about my birthday week. Take good care of yourself … Ellie 🦒😊πŸ₯₯

    • Aww Don’t be sorry. I’m glad that you are fine.
      It’s good to be busy sometimes. Yes, I’m waiting for your blog.
      Coconut is very good for skin. However, we should always see what can suit on our skin.
      Yes, it’s sweet so it can make gravy sweet. We use olive oil mostly or sunflower oil, as it doesn’t give additional taste.

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