Coconut (1 fruit)
Coconut is a tropical fruit with a sweet and aromatic flavor, with a white and soft pulp rich in liquid. The hard and resistant peel hides a brown shell that contains the actual fruit. Coconut is used in different forms, from milk to flour, oil and dried pulp.
Properties and benefits of coconut:
Coconut is a very nutritious fruit rich in beneficial properties for health. Its pulp is rich in fibre, mineral salts and vitamins, including potassium and iron. Coconut is also a source of medium-chain fatty acids, which help keep cholesterol under control and provide the body with energy. Furthermore, coconut contains antioxidant and antimicrobial substances, which help protect the immune system.
How to use coconut in cooking:
Coconut is a very versatile ingredient in the kitchen and can be used in many sweet and savory preparations. The fresh pulp can be used as a snack, or as a base for the preparation of desserts, cakes and biscuits. Coconut milk is an ideal base for preparing soups, curries and sauces. Coconut flour is widely used in the preparation of gluten-free desserts and baked goods. Finally, coconut oil is used for cooking and as an ingredient in natural beauty and cosmetics products.
On Frutt'it you can buy fresh coconut, coconut flour, coconut milk and coconut oil of high quality and controlled origin.