02 Sep 2022

Celebrating World Coconut Day

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coconut water on banana leaf

September 2 is an annual celebration of World Coconut Day. It is one of the most versatile and hence the most popular fruits consumed in the world. From fresh coconut water out of the nut to making coconut milk or oil from the flesh, the fruit has many purposes. 

This Day is celebrated around the world to understand the benefits of this tropical fruit and bring awareness to how it can be grown and preserved. Several countries around the world specialise in manufacturing items made out of this fruit that have now become a part of our daily lives. 

History & Significance:

Coconut water splashing out of the coconut

This day was first celebrated in 2009 by the Asia Pacific Coconut Community. Since then, there has been no going back. Collaborating with UN-ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific), APCC goes on to highlight its versatility and how it plays an important role in keeping us healthy. 

India also celebrates this day with great gusto. The Coconut Development Board promotes this in various states such as Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha & more. 

The Theme

This year’s theme for World Coconut Day is “Building a Safe Inclusive Resilient and Sustainable Coconut Community Amid COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond.” 

Health Benefits Of Coconuts:

Coconut powder and shells

Immunity Booster
Eating coconut and especially drinking its fresh and mineral rich water can boost immunity and fight diseases. It is also a great source of antioxidants.

For Diabetes
It helps manage blood sugar levels and in turn help diabetics. The fruit is low-calorie and high fibre content. 

Coconut oil and coconuts

For hair growth
Indians have sworn by coconut oil for nourishing their hair for as long as we can remember. As not only does it condition hair, making it soft and luxurious,but it also tackles a number of other hair problems.

For Good Skin
From allergies, mosquito bites to anti-aging, coconut oil is useful in healing skin from many kinds of scars, scabs, and wounds. It also helps in preventing dull skin.

Head over to the ‘beauty benefits of fresh coconut‘ for more interesting benefits of coconut!

Coconut: The Tropical Fruit Bliss

Dried coconut pieces

You can’t make a piña colada or a decent Thai curry without it, its water makes a great recovery drink, and its fibrous husk, when burned, repels mosquitoes. These are just three of many superb reasons to celebrate World Coconut Day on September 2. Some people even claim that the fruit’s oil can reverse dental decay by swishing it around in your mouth for 20 minutes every morning! So, whether you’re stuck on a deserted island or comfortable in your own home, here are some ways that make this tropical fruit a wonderfruit.

This nature’s e energy drink comes from one of the most versatile fruits available to us. So dive into the celebrations as the world rejoices in the contribution of this fruits in our lives today! Order everything coconut-y from your favourite grocery delivery app, Milkbasket and get everything delivered at your doorstep! We at Milkbasket wish you a very Happy World Coconut Day!  

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