Coconuts are the fruit of the coconut tree, which belongs to the palm tree family and is the only living species of the genus Cocos. The word coconut is often used to refer to the fruit, seed, or entire palm. The fruit is a drupe. Its name comes from the fact that it looks similar to a fig and is edible. While the term “coconut” is often associated with the seed, it is also used to refer to the whole fruit.
The niu vai is a brightly colored fruit that is edible while unripe. In the Philippines, the sap is used to make a drink known as tuba. The heart-of-the-palm is a delicious, edible part of the coconut. It is used in salads, and is even considered a delicacy. The fiber in the inner heart of the coconut is used to make ropes, mats, and boat caulk.
While there are numerous benefits of the coconut, it is also worth noting that it has a long history of medicinal use. The pulp, roots, and inflorescence of the coconut are all medicinally useful. The pulp of the coconut is a popular drink and can be used for treating diabetes, inflammation, and diarrhoea. The husk contains 22.8% crude protein, and is packed with a variety of pharmacological effects.