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- Coconut Oil
- Virgin Coconut Oil
- Coconut Milk
- Coconut Water
- Coconut Vinegar
- Coconut Sugar
- Desiccated Coconut
- Activated Carbon
- Coco Coir and Coir By-products
- Coco Peat
- Coconut Biodiesel
- Coconut Sap Spread and Syrup
- Coco Flour
- Nata de Coco
- Coconut Home Decors and Accessory Products
- Philippine Coconut Industry
The name coconut is actually a combination of the word, “nut”, and the Portuguese word, “coco”, which means goblin. But is a coconut really a nut? Or is it a fruit? Or a seed? The coconut is actually a drupe and not a nut. Just like mangoes, cashews and cherries, technically the coconut is a drupe. It is the fruit of the coconut palm.
“The amazing thing about the coconut palm is that it provides almost all the necessities of life: food, drink, oil, medicine, fiber, timber, thatch, mats, fuel, and domestic utensils, as well as serving important environmental services such as soil erosion control in coastal regions, wind protection and shade for other crops.” -- Craig R. Elevitch, Author of various books on tropical agriculture
In the Philippines, and the Asia-Pacific region, the coconut is referred to as the “tree of life” because every part of it has some use for mankind, from the roots of the palm tree to the trunk to the leaves to the drupe. And, amazingly, most of these parts have commercial value.
PHILIPPINE COCONUT PRODUCTS
the natural oil derived from dried coconut meat (copra), is the raw material in the manufacture of cooking oil and specialty oil products.
Virgin Coconut Oil
is oil obtained from the fresh, mature kernel of the coconut, which can used for health, medicine, beauty and personal care applications.
is the aqueous part of the edible endosperm of the coconut fruits. It is called "nature's sports drink" and dubbed as the "fluid of life" due to its unique contents.
is a product made from alcoholic and subsequent acetous fermentation of coconut sap. It contains high amount of macro and micronutrients, e.g. phosphorous and proteins, vitamins and phenolic.
is a pure white, pared, dehydrated, and shredded coconut meat prepared from the fresh kernel of the coconut. It has a crispy, sweet, pleasant and fresh taste. It is snow in color and has very low fatty acid content.
(Coconut Shell Charcoal) is the product obtained from coco shell charcoal through activation. It is dark in color with pores that are extremely small, allowing high capability for absorption.
is the fine spongy material left after the extraction of the coir from the coconut husk, which contains high organic matter that improves soil structure and promotes soli microbial activity for plant growth.
is better than petroleum-based diesel because it protects car engines from wearing, cleans the fuel system, and scours the combustion chamber from carbon deposits.
Nata de Coco
is a chewy, translucent, jelly-like food produced by the fermentation of coconut water.