Coconut might be our botanical skin and hair hero, but there’s so much more to it than you can ever imagine. It offers other exceptional benefits in our everyday lives. If you’re thinking of a product that is Zero Waste, you should consider coconuts. Whenever you purchase one coconut, you’re getting a steal of a deal because you can put every part of the fruit into good use. Below are some exciting and unusual benefits of coconuts.
Coconut husk, aka coir, fits our perfect description of “junk to jewel.” Why? You do not always have to trash it, but you can repurpose it into something useful. The husk is one of the parts of a coconut you can naturally process into simple tools for your daily use. The coconut husk sponge is a standard piece of equipment that can be obtained from the husks.
A nature-friendly cleansing tool obtained from coconut fiber. Coconut sponges can either be processed into bathing sponges for mild body exfoliation or dishwashing sponges.
Coconut shells get thumbs up from us because they can be recycled into uncomplicated gadgets. For a minimalist home design, convert your coconut shell into a plant pot, bowl, or candle holder.
If you’re more of a wellness enthusiast, you may convert your dried coconut shells into coconut charcoal as face masks or coconut shell powder for scrubbing the body. Coconut shell powder is a staple in our best-selling CocoBaba Body Scrub .
The flesh of the coconut is called the “meat” for a good reason; it contains all the succulent and savory parts that provide nourishment. Apart from eating coconut meat naturally, you can whip up delicious recipes with its derivatives.
Derivatives of coconut flesh include;
Coconut flour: Coconut flour is a nutrient-rich, low-carb flour obtained from dried coconut flesh. It makes an excellent source of flour for those who are seeking gluten-free options.
Coconut milk: The tasty, creamy liquid extracted from coconut flesh is used for culinary and cosmetics purposes.
Flaked and Desiccated Coconut: Coconut flakes and desiccated coconuts are edible varieties of coconut flesh that have been flaked and desiccated, respectively. These refined ingredients are great for cooking and baking.
Copra: Copra is obtained from dried coconut meat, and after drying, it becomes the primary source of coconut oil.
Coconut Sugar: Coconut sugar is a natural sweetener extracted from the sap of the coconut palm. Coconut sugar is a healthy substitute for other processed forms of sugar.
Coconut Water: The mildly sweet water cocooned inside a coconut offers numerous benefits for our overall health. It quenches thirst and supplies our bodies with nutrients, antioxidants, and electrolytes.
Coconut Breaking: Coconut breaking is an age-long Indian ritual that helps to improve emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness. The symbolic rite involves dehusking the husk, smashing the shell, and allowing the water to flow out.
Coconut gets our stamp of approval because of its wide array of benefits. It is one of the few fruits that you can put every part of it to good use.