The most important part of the coconut fruit is the meat. The coconut meat is one of the vegetable food that is rich in nutrients, either macro nutr...
The most important part of the coconut fruit is the meat. The coconut meat is one of the vegetable food that is rich in nutrients, either macro nutrients or micro nutrients and all of it are in a very good composition.
Since the flesh of the fruit is formed, there will be the addition of a substance into the flesh of the fruit to form a solid. The older the age, its coconut nutritional content will increase and become more complete.
Coconut meat can be processed into a variety of foods. You can consume it when it is young, middle-aged or elderly. Besides to be processed into a variety of cuisines, coconut meat is a raw material for the manufacture of coconut oil. The pulp will produce oil in large quantities when the fruit has been 11 months of age or more.
One of coconut fruit contains nutrients needed by the body, such as potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus. The research that published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition said that medium chain fatty acids in coconut proven to increase your metabolism up to three times.
The coconut nutritional that found in young coconut, a half old coconut and the old one are as follows:
|Table of Coconut Nutritional Content|
|(per 100 grams)|
|Substances||Young Coconut||A Half Old Coconut||Old Coconut|
|Food Fiber (g)||0.2||0.9||2.1|
|Vitamin B1 (mg)||0.06||0.07||0.04|
|Vitamin B2 (mg)||0.04||0.04||0.03|
|Vitamin B3 (mg)||0.6||0.9||0.4|
|Vitamin C (mg)||5.0||4.0||3.0|
|Source: Benson (1990)|
Coconut meat also contains lauric acid, which is antimicrobial and antibacterial compounds that can overcome the nausea, asthma, toothache, purulent infections and intestinal infections. The high protein content in the coconut meat is also able to contribute energy for us who are trying to lose weight.
Based on the facts of coconut nutritional that is very complete, its worth if you select it as one of the superior food to fill your diet. Fat is the main substance that you can get from the coconut meat. Fat can supply the energy needed by the body. In addition, you also can get a variety of other nutrients from coconut meat. If you want to get a bigger supply of nutrients, it is recommended to consume coconut in their old age. Old coconut contains high energy. Energy comes from fat and carbohydrates.