The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the familyArecaceae (palm family).
It is the only accepted species in the genusCocos. The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which, botanically, is a drupe, not a nut. The spelling cocoanut is an archaic form of the word. The term is derived from the 16th-century Portuguese and Spanish word coco meaning "head" or "skull", from the three indentations on the coconut shell that resemble facial features.
The coconut is known for its great versatility as seen in the many uses of its different parts and found throughout the tropics and subtropics. Coconuts are part of the daily diets of many people. Coconuts are different from any other fruits because they contain a large quantity of "water" and when immature they are known as tender-nuts or jelly-nuts and may be harvested for drinking. When mature, they still contain some water and can be used as seednuts or processed to give oil from the kernel, charcoal from the hard shell and coir from the fibrous husk. The endosperm is initially in its nuclear phase suspended within the coconut water. As development continues, cellular layers of endosperm deposit along the walls of the coconut, becoming the edible coconut "flesh". When dried, the coconut flesh is called copra. The oil and milk derived from it are commonly used in cooking and frying; coconut oil is also widely used in soaps and cosmetics. The clear liquid coconut water within is potable. The husks and leaves can be used as material to make a variety of products for furnishing and decorating. The coconut also has cultural and religious significance in many societies that use it.
Acrocomia aculeata is a species of palm native to tropical regions of the Americas, from southern Mexico and the Caribbean south to Paraguay and northern Argentina. Common names include grugru palm, macaúba palm, coyol palm, and macaw palm; synonyms include A. lasiospatha, A. sclerocarpa, A. totai, and A. vinifera.
It grows up to 15-20 m tall, with a trunk up to 50cm in diameter, characterized by numerous slender, black, viciously sharp 10cm long spines jutting out from the trunk. The leaves are pinnate, 3-4 m long, with numerous slender, 50-100cm long leaflets. Petioles of the leaves are also covered with spines. The flowers are small, produced on a large branched inflorescence 1.5 m long. The fruit is a yellowish-green drupe 2.5-5cm in diameter. The inner fruit shell, also called endocarp, is very tough to break and contains usually one single, dark brown, nut-like seed 1-2cm in diameter. The inside of the seed, also called endosperm, is a dry white filling that has a vaguely sweet taste like coconut when eaten.
In Reverie showed the band continuing to explore even more than the sounds on Stay What You Are. The music became far more musically sophisticated and mellow in every aspect. Conley's voice also changed, becoming much softer and nasal in timbre.
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On June 10, 2003 In Reverie was announced for release. It was released through DreamWorks on September 16. A few weeks after the album's release, DreamWorks was absorbed by Interscope Records and not long after, Saves the Day were dropped from the label.
In April 2009, the band was tentatively planning to re-release the album with up to 12 additional tracks, including demos and B-sides.
In Reverie is Saves the Day's highest-charting album to date, reaching number 27 on the Billboard 200 album chart in 2003. The album was a commercial disappointment for the band and would soon change the bands direction in their next two albums Sound the Alarm and Under the Boards.
Throughout Philippine culture, coconuts or buko are a large part of our cuisine ...Plus, the fruits contain both meat and juice that can be transformed into other products that transcend the original flavor of the coconut ... A quick look at the origin of coconuts. It is still unclear where coconuts came from ... Harvesting and processing coconut sap.
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Participants included regional executive of COFAG who validated two documents needed to regulate activities of the coconut industry ... “If coconut farmers in Ghana do not have certification, it will be very difficult for their produce to compete in the external market because other countries have certificates that we do not have.
The Coconut Farmers Association of Ghana (COFAG) has held a policy review and ... He said COFAG aims to establish a competitive market for coconut produced in Ghana, create employment and provide a permanent income policy for coconut farmers to support community development.
They cooked rice in earthen pots, millet in leaf packets, and rice in leaf packets.” Poring over Pigafetta’s accounts, she found that the pre-colonial Filipinos made vinegar from coconut, from which, as well as from nipa, they also produced wines, which they drank accompanied by something solid such as turtle eggs or roast pork.
And a lot of it ... (IMAGE. Sue, Flickr) ... Everything was fresh produce.” ... This communal compost would absorb abandoned banana and coconut leaves (in which all Balinese produce was wrapped pre-white colonisation), the skins of other native fruits and any additional organic matter that was no longer being eaten, worn or used as building materials ... (IMAGE ... .
A Chilean startup is using solar energy to produce high-quality drinking water from the humidity in the air ... He said the process ensures that a high quality water is produced, thanks to an ultraviolet light disinfection system and an activated carbon filter with coconut fibers.
Research by Keele University last year, meanwhile, also highlighted that outdoor gas heaters are big producers of greenhouse gas ... A 2012 study by a team at Clarkson University in New York found that at 386°F (197°C), soybean, safflower, canola, and peanut oils produced lower PM2.5 emissions than corn, coconut and olive oils.
Moreover, MinDA committed to link up with the coconut farmers associations and cooperatives in Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula and the Bangsangmoro Regions with the new facility in Plaridel for a low price of their produce.
... tackle the problems faced by producers ... The Vice-President called for a conscious effort for local patronage of what they produced like Cocoa, Banana, Pineapple, Citrus, Shea, Mango, Coconut and Handicrafts for a more sustainable economy and to raise farmers from the poverty line.
ABUJA, April 8 (Xinhua) -- The export of coconut oil and its derivatives have continued to generate huge revenue for ...Coconut is grown in 22 out of Nigeria's 36 states, with Lagos being the largest producer, according to official data.
By missing this crucial stage, your skin will end up producing more oil once it's dry ...Instead of coconut oil, petroleum, and cocoa butter, look for aloe Vera, glycerine, and hyaluronic acid ... skin may overcompensate by producing more oils to compensate for the lack of moisture.
“Sri Lanka is a top producer of coconut oil and palm oil could pose a threat to that sector,” he said, adding the nation annually buys 200,000 tons to 250,000 tons of palm oil ...The country has around 11,000 hectares (27,181 acres) of palm plantations — just over 1% of the total area planted with tea, rubber and coconut, CAL Research said in a note.
In 2018, the GEPA offered ¢600,000 to the Coconut Producers and Exporters Association (COPEA) to enable the Association to undertake large scale coconut production for both domestic and international markets ...Currently, there are coconut breeds, the dwarf one that starts producing fruits within three years of planting.
"Sri Lanka is a top producer of coconut oil and palm oil could pose a threat to that sector," he said, adding the nation annually buys 200,000 tonnes to 250,000 tonnes of palm oil ...The country has around 11,000 hectares of palm plantations, just over 1 per cent of the total area planted with tea, rubber and coconut, CAL Research said in a note.