Common name : Coconut
Thai name : Maphrao On
Scientific name : Cocos nucifera L.
Shape : globular
Weight : 1,000-1,500 g
Colour : green skin; white flesh
Taste : tender and sweet flesh; sweet and scented water
Preparation and eating
Pare the outer rind from the bottom of the coconut (opposite the stalk).
Cut the bottom of the fruit wide enough for a spoon to scrape the flesh inside.
Drink the juice with a straw and eat the flesh with a spoon.
Eaten fresh (water and white flesh).
Make pie, jelly and desserts.
Good source of vitamins B1, B2, C, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, calcium and copper.
(de-husked or shaped young fruit)
– wrapped : 3-4 weeks at 3-6 ÌC, 90-95% RH
– non wrapped : 2-7 days at ambient temperature
Availability : year round