HEALTH BENEFITS: THE 411 ON COCONUT!
Not only are coconuts tropical and delicious, they’re also incredibly nutritious! Here are some of the facts:
– Good source of fast-acting carbohydrates for boosts of energy
– Excellent source of fiber, protein, and calcium
– Coconuts contain antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and antiparasitic properties
CULINARY TWIST: COAT WITH COCONUT!
In baked goods, use shredded coconut to add texture to cookies, cupcakes, muffins, cakes, and more! It can also be used in pancake or waffle batters for that hint of tropical flavor! For a savory spin, use shredded coconut as a coating for shrimp, chicken or turkey cutlets, vegetables, or even tofu!
ABOUT COCONUTS: DID YOU KNOW?
Coconuts aren’t only fueling the health of our bodies, but they’re also promoting the health of our planet! Coconut trees produce oil in viable quantities, which can be added to or used as a substitute for petroleum diesel.