Coconut is a tropical fruit obtained from the coconut tree, the most cultivated palm tree in the world. It has a thick outer shell (exocarp) and a fibrous mesocarp and a hard inner, hairy and brown (endocarp) that has adhered the pulp (endosperm), which is white and aromatic.
Fat is the main component behind water and is rich in saturated fatty acids (88.6% of the total), so its caloric value is the highest of all fruits. It contributes a low amount of carbohydrates and even less of proteins. In turn it gives us calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, selenium, iodine, zinc, fluorine, manganese and other elements.
Among the many benefits of coconut are its antioxidant properties, as well as its ability to regulate blood pressure and lower triglycerides in those suffering from cholesterol.