Originally Posted by DinaFine
I've been reading lately about the benefits of coconut oil...
Venezuela is full of coconut palms. If you go down to the beach you can drink fresh coconut water, icy cold, direct from the coco. Others drink a little then add a splash of local rum. The snobs drink whisky with coconut water.
There are hundreds of girls waddling along the streets with huge trays of "Conserva de coco"
(Coconut preserve) on their heads. A favourite refresher is the "Cocada"
- a dee-vine drink made with young coconut meat, the coconut water, and a little sugar.
The empty shells are also used for potting orchids or bromeliads.
I'd be most interested to know if anyone in India could enlighten us as to the benefits of coconut, since I remember some while ago hearing a radio programme on the subject.