coconuts are one of the most versatile fruits on the planet. their meat can be cooked whole, grated into sambols and relishes, mixed with flour to make flatbread or cooked with sugar into hard candy. coconut milk adds incredible flavor to curry. the outer shell of the coconut is used for collecting water among other domestic purposes. the hard inner shell can be whittled into spoons and cups. the “hair” on a coconut can be made into dusters, brooms, scrubbing tools and used to start small cooking fires.
coconut water, the fluid contained inside the coconut, has been proven to contain important electrolytes that replenish the body in extreme heat, making it the ideal drink for the tropical climates it naturally grows in.
the branches of the coconut tree are used for weaving, roofing and thatch work. Coconut oil is used for cooking, keeping your hair moisturized and nourished and medicinal purposes.
when in flower, the coconut can be tapped for a potent alcoholic beverage knows as ra in Sri Lanka. The treacle from coconut flowers is used to make desserts, poured on fresh yoghurt.
that’s just some of the things you can do with coconuts and coconut trees.
and finally, y’all remember a little thing called the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed a quarter of a million people and flattened hundreds of coastal properties and even overturned railway cars?
guess what survived a motherfucking tsunami due to their flexible, slender trunks developed over thousands of years of adaptation to coastal winds?
a huge number of people who survived the tsunami did so by clinging on to the tops of coconut trees.
so next time ur vita coco sipping ass gets on tumblr and feels like talking shit
pls sit the fuck down
show some respect