The whole coconut tree is amazing! Apart from the coconut water the tree produces, the other parts of the plant has different uses.
Its roots can be used to make dyes, used as a toothbrush, mouthwash, and has medicinal value. Coconut leaves are used as a roofing material for houses and can be used to make brooms. Toothpicks can also be made out of the ribs on the leaves. Coconut tree trunk can be used as timber to make houses and boats, in bridge building, furniture, drums, and canoes. The coconut fruit can be used as a vase for growing other plants. (Source: owlcation.com)
Coconut water itself is very refreshing and loaded with several important nutrients, including minerals that most people don’t get enough of. It has way less sugar as compared to other sodas and some fruit juices. Here are some of the benefits of drinking coconut water.
- Low in Calories
With only 45 calories in a cup, coconut water is a great substitute for higher calorie drinks like sodas or juice, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Coconut water has less sugar and carbohydrates than most juices. It also has more minerals and electrolytes like sodium and potassium. (Source: medicalnewstoday.com)