Coconut is a fruit not a nut and originates from palms. It is highly versatile. Like other fruits, it has three layers: the exocarp, mesocarp and endocarp. Shredded coconut meat is sourced from the inside of the coconut as it matures. Raw coconut meat supplies a high amount of fat, mainly saturated with high levels of mono-unsaturates and essential fatty acids; lauric acid. Micronutrients found in significant quantity include; manganese, phosphorus, calcium, potassium and magnesium.
Another byproduct of the coconut is coconut sugar. Commonly used in cooking or as a replacement for cane sugar.
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