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The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the palm tree family (Arecaceae) and the only living species of the genus Cocos. The term “coconut” (or the archaic “cocoanut”) can refer to the whole coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which botanically is a drupe, not a nut. The name comes from the old Portuguese word coco, meaning “head” or “skull”, after the three indentations on the coconut shell that resemble facial features. They are ubiquitous in coastal tropical regions and are a cultural icon of the tropics. The edible white, fleshy part of the seed (the endosperm) is known as the “coconut meat”, “coconut flesh”, or “coconut kernel.” The jelly-like soft coconut meat of immature fruits can be eaten as is or used in salads, drinks, desserts, and pastries like buko pie and es kelapa muda. Mature coconut meat has a tougher texture and thus are more predominantly processed before consumption. Freshly shredded mature coconut meat, known as “grated coconut”, “shredded coconut”, or “coconut flakes”, is used in the extraction of coconut milk. They are also used as a garnish for various dishes, as in klepon and puto bumbóng. They can also be cooked in sugar and eaten as a dessert in the Philippines known as bukayo.
Coconut powder is packed with nutrition, gluten-free, low-carb and keto-friendly. Plus, since it is dehydrated, there’s no refrigeration required and it has a long shelf life.
Vegan. Lactose-free. Grain-free. Dairy-free.