Coconut is the fruit of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) which is fast becoming a staple in the Kitchen and restaurants around the Great Britain. Coconut can be used in the form of Coconut Water, Coconut Milk, Coconut Oil, and in its original meaty form. It is an excellent source of dietary fibre and can complement a wide variety of sweet & savoury dishes too!
Is a coconut a fruit or a nut?
Botanically speaking, a coconut is classed as a dry drupe but when using loose definitions, it is often referred to as a fruit, nut, and seed depending on what you read.
Is it healthy to eat coconut?
Like most foods coconut is healthy to consume in moderation but be aware it is high in calories and saturated fats. Rich in dietary fibre and MCTs (Medium-chain triglycerides), coconut could offer a number of health benefits, including improved Heart Health and Digestion & Gut Health.