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A Quick Tip by woopak_the_thrill

  • Jul 1, 2011
The coco-nut nut is a giant nut but if you eat too much of it, you'll get a little sick. The co-co-nut nut is a BIG BIG Nut but this delicious "Nut" is not a Nut! It's a coco-fruit, from the coco-tree from the cocoa family!
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July 03, 2011
Yeah like this one as well.
 
July 02, 2011
I'd be great to see you climbing up a tree to get the fruit ;-)
July 02, 2011
don't look up when I do LOL!!
 
July 01, 2011
"You put the lime in the coconut and then you drink 'em both right up
You put the lime in the coconut and call me in the morning"

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July 01, 2011
LMAO!!
 
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Quick Tip by . June 01, 2010
posted in Healthy Lifestyle
Fully grown coconuts are not so fabulous. Young, green coconuts are much healthier. The coconut juice of a young coconut is amazing.
Quick Tip by . November 07, 2009
Going gaga over coconuts. This one is awesome, almost everything is edible & usable in some form. The tree is a great vista at the beach too
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The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family). It is the only species in the genus Cocos, and is a large palm, growing to 30 m tall, with pinnate leaves 4–6 m long, pinnae 60–90 cm long; old leaves break away cleanly leaving the trunk smooth. The termcoconut refers to the seed of the coconut palm. The spelling cocoanut is an old-fashioned form of the word.[1]

The coconut palm is grown throughout the tropics for decoration as well as for its many culinary and non-culinary uses; virtually every part of the coconut palm has some human uses. In cooler climates (but not less than USDA Zone 9), a similar palm, the Queen palm (Syagrus romanzoffiana) is used in landscaping. Its fruit are very similar to the coconut but much smaller. It was originally classified in Cocos genus along with the coconut, but was later moved to Syagrus. A recently discovered palm, Beccariophoenix alfredii from Madagascar is nearly identical to the Coconut, even more than the Queen palm. It is cold-hardy and makes a good coconut-lookalike for many[which?] cooler areas.

The coconut has spread across much of the tropics, probably aided in many cases by seafaring people. Coconut fruit in the wild is light, buoyant and highly water resistant and evolved to disperse significant distances ...

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