Month: March 2017

The Coconut

In traditional Sri Lankan culture a coconut tree is termed as “Kapruka” in which means the tree of life. Coconut Palms are bonded with the culture so that not only it is used in cooking but everything from building homes, cosmetics,¬†ways and means of providing heat as well as keeping the mosquitoes and other bugs away. Coconut belongs to the palm family and grows very well in tropical climate. Palms are spread across many tropical countries and grows well in sandy & saline soil. It means they are abundant in coastal and low altitude areas. Coconut a.k.a the fruit of the tree is either Red, Green or brownish mix of both. Irrespective of the color coconut has heavy culinary uses in countries that it grows and form an integral part of diet and nutrition of the people. Tender nuts are harvested for their coconut water while mature nuts provide coconut meat which is the main source of coconut Oil/Butter, coconut flour and coconut milk. Every time I close my eyes I can still feel the …