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Coconuts and Coconut oil have been an essential part of tropical societies due to their wide range of benefits. They are packed full of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which when consumed get turned into ketones by your liver and have ben shown improve brain function and encourage your body to burn fat.
Inside the super fruit
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Coconut, or Cocos nucifera, was one of the most important plants to early sea ferry people, due to its versatility. Often called the swiss-army knife of the plant kingdom because in one neat package it provides a high-calorie food, potable water, fiber that can be spun into rope, and a hard shell that can be turned into charcoal.
Coconut cultivation originated in the islands of Southeast Asia and were so essential to the ancient Austronesians that the history of their trade and settlement can be studied by looking at the DNA of coconut trees.
In the 19th century the fibers surrounding the coconut, known as coco coir, were more desirable than the fruit, so a large number of the fruits were harvested before they were ripe in order to be turned into cables and riggings for maritime travel.
Today over 62 million tons of coconuts are produced each year with Indonesia, Philippines, and India responsible for 65% of the global production.
Coconuts grow on the top of tall branchless trees, forcing people to develop unique ways of harvesting them. In the Philippines, people cut notches into the trees and use ropes to climb to the top. In Thailand and Malaysia there is a 400-year-old history of training macaques to climb trees and pick ripe coconut.
Coconut trees can grow up to 100ft tall and produce over 50 fruits per year. The fruit of the tree, despite its names is not a nut, but a drupe or stone fruit, similar to a peach or plum. Unlike other stone fruits the mesocarp, the middle part of the fruit between the skin and the pit, is fibrous and dry, and what is consumed is actually the seed.
The name coconut comes from coco, the Portuguese word for skull, due to the fruits round nature and three holes that remined Portuguese explorers of facial features.
Coconut oil is high in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), a type of fat that your body can use as a quick source of energy or turn into ketones which can have powerful benefits for your brain.
Coconut oil has been used by coastal people around the world for thousands of years for a host of different things including, cooking, a beauty product, to aid in the healing of burns and cuts, and as a panacea. .
Other Potential Health Benefits of Coconut*:
- Regulate HDL cholesterol
- Promote healthy skin, hair, and teeth
- Boost brain function
- Encourage your body to burn fat
- Reduce the risk of heart disease
Our Coconut is sourced directly from an organic farm in the Philippines
In conclusion, we use MCT oil derived from coconuts in all our USDA Organic CBD Oil because it has a neutral taste, can be turned into ketones by your body, and it disperses the CBD evenly to ensure consistent dosing with ever serving.
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