World Coconut day

Today is World Coconut day (2nd September) and I thought I should write something for this day. So I present to you this blog, which will discuss some of the benefits of coconut and its products.

As always; to make your reading experience fantastic, I have made some images, and those will tell you everything you need to know.

Let’s quickly have a look at the first image:

These were some benefits of coconut water. There are more, but, I included the popular ones.

Per 100 g of Coconut water contains:

  • Calories-19 kcal
  • Total carbohydrates- 3.9g
  • Dietary fibre- 1.2 g
  • sugar- 2.5 g
  • Protein- 0.7 g
  • Vitamin C- 2.4 mg
  • Magnesium- 25 mg
  • Potassium- 250 mg

However, it has some disadvantages as well:

  • It is not ideal for those with allergies
  • It could lower Blood pressure if consumed too much
  • It could increase Blood sugar levels
  • Could cause digestive problems
  • Could affect kidneys

I know some of these points are contradicting the points mentioned in the image. But, please remember; Moderation is the key everywhere. Also, it is advisable to consult a Doctor before starting anything new. Also, make sure you drink fresh coconut water. There’s no such thing as “healthy” packed coconut water.

Now let’s have a look at some of the benefits of coconut oil.

I would say Coconut oil is one of the healthiest oil out there. I agree that there are other oils with tons of benefits, but I suggest If you are picking up coconut oil as your cooking oil, you need to know a few things about it. I won’t be discussing those things in this blog, but, I promise to write a blog about comparisons between various oils.

Coconut oil is also used on the skin, and you can see some of the advantages in the following image:

Coconut oil is also used as shaving cream and deodorant, but I haven’t tried it that way, so I haven’t mentioned those here.

Other than Coconut water and oil, Coconut is also eaten in a dried form called copra. In India, people make chutney (a type of paste/sauce) of copra. People also drink coconut milk to get its amazing benefits.

In the comments tell me how you like coconut. If you haven’t tried it yet, now is the time. If it’s not available there, you are welcome in India.

This blog is not over yet, so before you head on to the comment section I have to share something of high importance. Recently, in a blog, I asked you guys about your birthdays. Those who have shared their birthdates. I have saved them.

Now, one of my dearest follower’s birthday is on 3rd September and how can I miss that.

I want to wish a very happy and peaceful birthday to Ellie Thompson

Ellie is a very kind soul, and she always spreads love and happiness. I enjoy her long comments on my blogs, as I believe those are the highlight of my blogs.

You can wish her by dropping comments down below, or you can directly visit her site

She’s a fellow blogger, and you can read her work by clicking the above link.

Now’s the end of the blog, Until next time I’m cocoNUTS about you.

87 Comments Add yours

  1. threadbee says:

    This was very interesting. How can you use coconut water in cooking? I like coconut.

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    1. Coconut water can be used in cooking by replacing the normal water. However, it will add a sweet taste. So, for some dishes it could make them sweet.
      You can also use it with sweets, ice-creame etc.
      Another way to use coconut is by grating the dried coconut. You can use that as garnishing or even make sweets with grated coconut as main ingredient. Coconut milk can be used in place of normal milk, where you need to make creamy gravy for the dish. Coconut milk is not thick, so you may not need additional water.

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      1. threadbee says:

        Thank you!

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      2. You are welcome!!!
        Glad to read your comment.
        Keep smiling

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  2. RAMAN says:

    Thank you for this great compilation of knowledge on Coconut. I will definitely try to induct it into the cooking of our house.

    And yes, rightly said by you that moderation is the key. πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Hey thanks for your comment Raman.
      I’m glad to read your comment.
      Let me know what and how you use Coconuts πŸ™‚

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  3. Kirsten says:

    Ahh, I didn’t know you could use it for insect repellent. I’m going to try this with the lemongrass extract. It’s like Jumanji whenever I go out with these crazy mosquitos.

    Interesting info! Makes me appreciate coconuts more. πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ˜Š

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    1. Try it and let me know!!
      Also, coconuts are good for dark circles. But, depends if it can suit on the skin. I thought, I should tell you this as It’s late night there, and you are still up!!!
      Sleep well my friend.

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      1. Kirsten says:

        Haha that’s a good tip! I use my Pond’s cream now for my face but will have to try that too. You’re so observant! 😊
        Sleep well and have a good day ahead! πŸ™πŸ½

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      2. Kirsten says:

        Whoops I forgot you’re awake still lol. Its daytime there. I’m obviously tired.

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      3. If you are saying me to sleep. I will sleep.
        Because I am working on this blog since 7 am and right not its 9:30, haha
        Can’t go to gym, as I feel very tired. I am awake since 5 am, as my body cycle can’t allow me to sleep any more after that. You take care. See you tomorrow.
        Wishing you some positivity.

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      4. Sleep well buddy!!!
        Sleep and dream about interesting new stories.

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  4. Petrina says:

    Love it! Thank you for another informative, very helpful post.

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    1. Hey My friend!!
      How are you??
      I really hope you are fine.
      I check multiple times for your latest blogs. I am expecting to read your latest blogs soon.

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      1. Petrina says:

        I’m doing well, and hopefully you are too. Yes, blog post coming very soon. Stay tuned. 😊

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      2. I am definitely tuned in for your new blogs.
        Your work is always thought-provoking and I love reading them.
        Best wishes

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  5. ahiricreates says:

    Such an interesting and informative blog!! Got to know a lot!! Loved it !! πŸ˜‡

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    1. Ahhh, Can’t describe How much did I missed this interaction with you.
      Your comments are definitely special and always makes me happy. You are doing this from the beginning πŸ™‚
      Glad to have you back.

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      1. ahiricreates says:

        Most welcome πŸ˜‡ and thankYouu so muchh!! For all the support and all the encouragement you’re giving me

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      2. My thoughts and support were always there for you even during these 4-5 months.
        You are a very crucial member of this amazing community

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  6. Vidah says:

    Coconuts are definitely my favourite in every form.

    I didn’t knew about some of the benefits mentioned here, thank you for letting me know about them.

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    1. Ohhh, atleast I shared something that my amazing friend didn’t already know. haha
      I am glad to read your comment Vidah. Must be office time for you. Run V Run!

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      1. Vidah says:

        Haha… Yes, it was such an informative post!
        I am on my way already.

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      2. That’s great Vidah!!
        I wish you a pleasant day.
        Don’t forget to smile.

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      3. Vidah says:

        Thank you, Devang.
        I wish you the same
        Keep smiling!

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  7. Wow. What an interesting post about coconuts.

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    1. Hey , Vanya where have you been?
      Been a while.
      I hope you are doing good.

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      1. I’m well, thank you. Hope you’re having a great day!

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      2. My day is over my friend!!
        How is your day so far?

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      3. The next day will begin…

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      4. Yes, I can use that now!!
        It’s morning here now πŸ™‚

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  8. Happy Panda says:

    Love coconut water and the malai inside! πŸ˜€
    Coconut oil is awesome. As south Indians, we usually cook most of our food in coconut oil and I love the taste and smell of food cooked in coconut oil. And since I am a vegan, coconut milk is such a good alternative to dairy milk.
    Great post! Also, thanks for the reminder – my brand sells coconut oil – so going to go share a story on my brand page about World Coconut Day. πŸ˜€

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  9. preetverse says:

    I didn’t know that it can have disadvantage too. Thank you for the information. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks for commenting!!!
      Yes, everything in moderation is fine.
      Even for pizza-burger, we can eat them. But, moderation is suggested.

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  10. Great tip and LOVE coconut water! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    1. That’s great actually!!
      How much does one coconut cost there?

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  11. Qonyike says:

    Happy birthday to Ellie, and I love coconuts. Coconut water is really healthy, but sometimes it can be bitterπŸ’žβœ¨

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    1. Hey, thanks for your precious comment.
      Time can actually change the taste of coconuts

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  12. Your blog has very good information about cocconut. Keep the good workπŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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    1. Thank you!
      Thanks for commenting

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      1. You’re welcome πŸ˜„

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      2. How is your health now buddy??
        Are you feeling any better?

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      3. Yes, I am much better. Thank you for asking. And how are you?

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      4. I’m great actually

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      5. That’s very good πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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      6. Sending you some positive vibes dear friend.
        Don’t forget to smile.

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      7. Thank you 1 Sending positive vibes to you as well πŸ˜„πŸ˜ŠAn don’t forget to smile 😊

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  13. Aayushi says:

    There was so much in this post, I did not know about! Thank you so much for the information.
    And your hardwork behind this is really appreciable. Keep up the good work. Awesome post!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for appreciating AA

      Like

  14. Tamara Kulish from https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

    I’m not a big fan of eating or using coconut in cooking, but I’m a huge fan of refined coconut oil for skin care, and as a base for tinctures, salves, etc. I had a very bad contact allergic reaction 3 weeks ago, and coconut oil on my inflamed eyelids worked really well because it is neither too acidic or alkaline for the skin. Goldilocks perfect!

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    1. I hope you are fine now!!
      Sending you some positive vibes.
      An interesting thing about coconut oil is it’s a little sweet, so Not everything will taste good when cooked in coconut oil.
      Thanks for the comment πŸ™‚

      Like

      1. Tamara Kulish from https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

        Doing better, thanks!

        My pleasure!

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  15. vermavkv says:

    Nice Blog with useful information.

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  16. Tiana says:

    Devang, first of all let me say a very happy and blessed new month to you and yours dear friend.
    Second of all, I love this article so much, probably especially because I love coconut a lot, wether roasted, made into candy or just eat it like that. But one thing emains a fact, you’re a good writer. Well done, keep it up. Kudos πŸ‘

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    1. Hey thank you so much.
      I really missed your comment. As your comment always brings me to the joy.
      Happy month to your as well.
      I wish you health and happiness.

      Like

  17. Tiana says:

    ***remains

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  18. uv says:

    Hii bro, i know your are from udaipur, you know yukti upadhyay 😁 ?

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      1. uv says:

        Ok, sorry for Distrubence, πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„πŸ˜€

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      2. uv says:

        Can you help me on WordPress? , I am unable to like and unable to follow, it automatically unliked and unfollow ? Any solution, i had asked so may but no solution found yet

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      3. It would be better if you ask WP team regarding this.
        You can drop a message to them.
        They will guide you.

        Like

  19. Pooja G says:

    Wow, I didn’t know there was a whole day for coconuts. We actually made some coconut cookies on world coconut day which is such a cool coincidence. Interesting and informative post as always!

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    1. Aha coconut cookies sound interesting.
      I’ve never tried to make them at home. Will try someday.
      Thank you so much Pooja. You are very kind πŸ™‡πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

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      1. Pooja G says:

        You should, they’re delicious. Thanks 😊

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      2. I’ve tried the one available in market. They add more refined wheat flour and less coconut. So home made could be great option. Take care my friend. Heal well

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      3. Pooja G says:

        Yeah I’ve had those too but didn’t like them. Homemade is much better. It’s healthier and tastes better.

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  20. You mentioned chutney. I’ve always wanted to try some.

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    1. Very easy to make at home itself.
      You just need some coconut πŸ₯₯ (brown one, the one that has hairy covering.
      Now put it in blender(or mixer) , add some coriander leaves, some garlic(according to you taste), some tamarind(if you want to make it tangy) and some water. Then blend it and done.
      If you want thick chutney, don’t use too much water. I think thick chutney is great.
      Coco nut chutney taste great with idli and dosa. πŸ™‚

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      1. That sounds delicious!

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      2. Did you know the recipe before? πŸ™‚
        Also, what’s the price of coconuts there?

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      3. No, I haven’t. I’m not sure. I haven’t bought coconut in a while.

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  21. Hi Devang. Sorry I’ve only just been able to read your post and reply. I’ve just been sooo busy this week, being my birthday. A huge thank you for my birthday wishes and for tagging my blog on your post. It’s really appreciated. I will write a post about my birthday celebrations, but I must first catch up with all my blogging buddies’ posts. As usual, I’m way behind reading blogs; hence I’ve only just reached yours.

    Now for coconuts … I had no idea there was a world coconut day. This is such an interesting post about one of my favourite foods. Fresh coconuts, both the flesh and the water, are delicious. I sometimes have dried coconut shavings on my cereal in the morning; I have coconut milk on my cereal and as a cold drink. I also like chocolate-covered coconut bars (called Bounty bars over here) – obviously only eaten in moderation. However, I had no idea that it has so many other health and beauty benefits. I have some coconut oil in my kitchen cupboard, but I’ve not used it yet as I wasn’t sure what to use it for. Now that I’ve read your post, I now know. You said it’s slightly sweet – does that make it suitable for cooking vegetables if I’m then going to add them to a curry? I like coconut rice, too.

    I hope you are well, my friend. Once I’ve caught up with everyone, I will write that post about my birthday week. Take good care of yourself … Ellie 🦒😊πŸ₯₯

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    1. Aww Don’t be sorry. I’m glad that you are fine.
      It’s good to be busy sometimes. Yes, I’m waiting for your blog.
      Coconut is very good for skin. However, we should always see what can suit on our skin.
      Yes, it’s sweet so it can make gravy sweet. We use olive oil mostly or sunflower oil, as it doesn’t give additional taste.

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  22. KK says:

    So interesting and informative! I love coconut water.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment.

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  23. Uwaga says:

    Not really a fan of coconut but I love drinking coconut water and the oil is phenomenal for hair. Great blog πŸ‘πŸ½

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Uwaga !
      How are you?

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  24. Thank you for this great information. The research on this is unmatched

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    1. Thank you so much for reading. I really appreciate it.

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  25. Sweet Coconuts! Such an interesting post

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    1. Thank you, my friend.
      Do you like coconuts??

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      1. U love coconuts. Especially coconut ice cream

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      2. Interesting.
        Never tried coconut icecream

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