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Parts of the Coconut – Info graphic

Coconut and Coconut Parts

Coconuts are known for their versatility of uses, ranging from food to cosmetics. The inner flesh of the mature seed forms a regular part of the diets of many people in the tropics and subtropics. Coconuts are distinct from other fruits because their endosperm contains a large quantity of clear liquid, called coconut milk. This article is about Coconut parts and info graphics of Parts of Coconut.

Parts of coconut – Info graphic

Coconut Parts: There are 4 main parts in coconut.

What are the Important Parts of Coconut?


Husk is the rough exterior of the coconut. Husk is the tough fiber and is made up of the coir. The natural elastic fiber extracted from coconut is used to make rope and coir strings. Coconut husks fiber is the main raw material used to produce floor mats and wall mats, brushes, mattresses, ropes and other handicrafts. The whole dry husks are used as fuel.


The second part after the husk is brown hard shell. After extracting the flush, the thick shell of coconut is used to make handicrafts and toys. The shell which is quite strong is also used by artisans to create long-lasting handicrafts. Coconut shells used as fuel and are a better source of charcoal.

Coconut Flesh

Coconut flesh is the edible part of the nut. The vitamin-rich coconut flesh can be eaten raw or cooked, or processed to manufacture other products. Coconut milk is extracted from the coconut flesh. When matured, oil can be extracted from the kernel.

Coconut oil and Coconut milk is commonly used to make food dishes and medicines. Edible coconut oil is extracted from dried mature coconuts. Dried coconut flesh is called copra. The oil can be used for cooking, prevent hair damage and moisturize the skin.

Coconut Water

Fresh coconut water is high in B vitamins, proteins and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). A quick drink when feeling drained and depleted will help you get right back up on your feet. Drinking coconut water is a medicine for sunstroke, stomach ache and urinary problems. Coconut water is used to produce health drinks, coconut wine and coconut vinegar.

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