Coconut (Cocos Nucifera)
Coconut belongs to the larger palm family known as palmae. It has been known to man for ages and is widely dispersed around the world, especially along the coastal regions. The fruit can float for miles on end and eventually deposits. Germinates and grows.
The fruit can be used in a variety of ways: the fiber strands for footmats and carpets; the meat for consumption and industrial purposes including the making of creams and edible oils. The coconut water, referred to as the milk is drunk straight from the fruit, or preserved in bottles and cans for later consumption. It is sliced into shapes and used for building purposes.