Find your recipes and restaurants here


03 Nov 2009

The fruit of the coconut palm, the coconut has a very hard woody shell with a thick, hairy covering. Inside the shell there is a firm white pulp and the hollow centre contains a sweet milky-white liquid which is drinkable. The pulp is rich in fat.

Use: Coconut is mostly used in desiccated (shredded) form in baking, confectionery and ices. In Indian, Indonesian, African and South American cooking, the pulp is used fresh or dried in chicken, beef or shellfish stews.


NEXT ON FOOD24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.