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2008-04-10 16:20:23 UTC
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There's a lot India can do with the wonder nut

Thu, Apr 10 10:16 AM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) It's a wonder nut all right. You put it in
your hair, drink its water, grate and squeeze it for milk, and use it
as fibre. And India can do even more with the coconut, say experts.

With coconut prices failing to keep up with inflationary trends and
competition growing, planters of this versatile nut are looking for
alternative ways to enhance their incomes.

Coconut has traditionally given India oil - used for edible purposes,
toiletry and industrial use. Coconut is also used for rafters for
roofs, to make broomsticks and handicrafts.

P.K. Thampan of the Kochi-based Peekay Tree Crops Development
Foundation said in a discussion put out online: 'Coconut water-based
vinegar is being produced on a commercial scale in a few units in
Kerala and the product is enjoying good consumer acceptance both
within and outside the state.'

Of the total production of coconuts, about five percent is consumed in
the tender form for drinking purposes. The rest is utilised as mature
nuts for household and religious purposes and for the production of
edible copra, milling copra and desiccated coconut.

Some successful coconut ventures include coconut water-based health
drinks, vinegar and miscellaneous food articles available in global
markets.

There is a growing demand for nata de coco in Japan and Malaysia, and
technology for making it is available. Nata de coco is a chewy,
gel-like traditional Philippine dessert prepared from coconut water by
bacterial fermentation.

There is also a large demand globally for kernel and sap based coconut
products, coconut liquid milk, coco milk powder, and desiccated
coconut.

Says farmer-journalist Shree Padre, who edits the journal Adike
Patrike (Farmer's Own Media), 'In the recent past, we have carried
stories of tender coconut minimal processing, virgin coconut oil,
coconut broomstick home industry and more.'

Padre argues that the 'need of the hour' is to help farmers build
value-added products from their crops, which otherwise mostly earn
only depressed prices.

Solution Exchange for the Food and Nutrition Security Community, a
United Nations initiative to share information within India, recently
raised this issue and got some useful hints about the versatile plant.

A coconut palm has 12 different crops at any point of time, from the
opening flower to the ripe nut. Each part is a source of food, fibre,
medicine or material for producing handicrafts.

New ideas are coming up for tender coconut water sales too.

Tender green coconut can be trimmed, shaped and attractively marketed
by shrink-wrapping to prevent desiccation. Thailand has aptly used
this method.

In India, several companies are innovatively marketing coconut water
on green carts in Hyderabad, as 'Tender Fresh' in Bangalore and
'Coconectar' in Kerala.

Hyderabad-based D.S.K. Rao added: 'I always felt that coconut farming
has a greater potential than what is being currently exploited. I was
pleasantly surprised to see in Hyderabad airport a green cart selling
tender coconuts.'

Other commercial value additions for coconut, which are being
increasingly noted, are canned sweet toddy, one of the major coconut
products produced and marketed in Sri Lanka; coconut sugar - Indonesia
and Thailand are the leaders - and coconut oil.

Coconut oil, besides being edible, is used in soaps, toiletry
articles, safety glasses, rubber substitutes, paints and synthetic
detergents. Glycerine, derived from coconut oil, is also in demand for
medicines, personal care products, food and beverages and animal feed.

Virgin coconut (VC) oil is now emerging as the most valuable coconut
product, with the Philippines as the major exporter. The export price
ranges from $US8.00 to $12.00 per litre of cold processed oil.

Virgin coconut oil is derived from fresh coconuts (rather than dried,
as in copra). It is produced by either quick drying of fresh coconut
meat, wet milling (oil is extracted from fresh coconut without
drying), or by adjustment of the water content, then the pressing of
the coconut flesh results in the direct extraction of free-flowing
oil.

In India, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) has
standardised a virgin coconut oil process by developing the necessary
equipment suitable for micro enterprise and has worked on snowball
tender coconut.

Besides, CPCRI has developed a range of copra dryers, which use
agricultural waste as fuel. Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd has
applied these technologies.

Suggestions coming up include providing tender coconuts to
schoolchildren under the Mid-Day Meal scheme that would greatly
increase the demand.

ENDS
Jude Dias
2008-04-12 08:48:10 UTC
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Dear Editor,

It was really interesting to read about all that can be obtained from the coconut. The coconut was also immortalised in a song by Harry Belafonte.

However I would like to inform you that the Tender coconut based Yoghurt was not included in the details of what can be obtained from the wonder nut.
If you have not tasted this type of yoghurt, please try this yoghurt with chunks of tender coconut kernel pieces which is available at Bangkok and you will know what I am talking about.


Best regards
Capt.Dias


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There's a lot India can do with the wonder nut

Thu, Apr 10 10:16 AM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) It's a wonder nut all right. You put it in
your hair, drink its water, grate and squeeze it for milk, and use it
as fibre. And India can do even more with the coconut, say experts.

With coconut prices failing to keep up with inflationary trends and
competition growing, planters of this versatile nut are looking for
alternative ways to enhance their incomes.

Coconut has traditionally given India oil - used for edible purposes,
toiletry and industrial use. Coconut is also used for rafters for
roofs, to make broomsticks and handicrafts.

P.K. Thampan of the Kochi-based Peekay Tree Crops Development
Foundation said in a discussion put out online: 'Coconut water-based
vinegar is being produced on a commercial scale in a few units in
Kerala and the product is enjoying good consumer acceptance both
within and outside the state.'

Of the total production of coconuts, about five percent is consumed in
the tender form for drinking purposes. The rest is utilised as mature
nuts for household and religious purposes and for the production of
edible copra, milling copra and desiccated coconut.

Some successful coconut ventures include coconut water-based health
drinks, vinegar and miscellaneous food articles available in global
markets.

There is a growing demand for nata de coco in Japan and Malaysia, and
technology for making it is available. Nata de coco is a chewy,
gel-like traditional Philippine dessert prepared from coconut water by
bacterial fermentation.

There is also a large demand globally for kernel and sap based coconut
products, coconut liquid milk, coco milk powder, and desiccated
coconut.

Says farmer-journalist Shree Padre, who edits the journal Adike
Patrike (Farmer's Own Media), 'In the recent past, we have carried
stories of tender coconut minimal processing, virgin coconut oil,
coconut broomstick home industry and more.'

Padre argues that the 'need of the hour' is to help farmers build
value-added products from their crops, which otherwise mostly earn
only depressed prices.

Solution Exchange for the Food and Nutrition Security Community, a
United Nations initiative to share information within India, recently
raised this issue and got some useful hints about the versatile plant.

A coconut palm has 12 different crops at any point of time, from the
opening flower to the ripe nut. Each part is a source of food, fibre,
medicine or material for producing handicrafts.

New ideas are coming up for tender coconut water sales too.

Tender green coconut can be trimmed, shaped and attractively marketed
by shrink-wrapping to prevent desiccation. Thailand has aptly used
this method.

In India, several companies are innovatively marketing coconut water
on green carts in Hyderabad, as 'Tender Fresh' in Bangalore and
'Coconectar' in Kerala.

Hyderabad-based D.S.K. Rao added: 'I always felt that coconut farming
has a greater potential than what is being currently exploited. I was
pleasantly surprised to see in Hyderabad airport a green cart selling
tender coconuts.'

Other commercial value additions for coconut, which are being
increasingly noted, are canned sweet toddy, one of the major coconut
products produced and marketed in Sri Lanka; coconut sugar - Indonesia
and Thailand are the leaders - and coconut oil.

Coconut oil, besides being edible, is used in soaps, toiletry
articles, safety glasses, rubber substitutes, paints and synthetic
detergents. Glycerine, derived from coconut oil, is also in demand for
medicines, personal care products, food and beverages and animal feed.

Virgin coconut (VC) oil is now emerging as the most valuable coconut
product, with the Philippines as the major exporter. The export price
ranges from $US8.00 to $12.00 per litre of cold processed oil.

Virgin coconut oil is derived from fresh coconuts (rather than dried,
as in copra). It is produced by either quick drying of fresh coconut
meat, wet milling (oil is extracted from fresh coconut without
drying), or by adjustment of the water content, then the pressing of
the coconut flesh results in the direct extraction of free-flowing
oil.

In India, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) has
standardised a virgin coconut oil process by developing the necessary
equipment suitable for micro enterprise and has worked on snowball
tender coconut.

Besides, CPCRI has developed a range of copra dryers, which use
agricultural waste as fuel. Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd has
applied these technologies.

Suggestions coming up include providing tender coconuts to
schoolchildren under the Mid-Day Meal scheme that would greatly
increase the demand.

ENDS


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Gabe Menezes
2008-04-12 13:52:26 UTC
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Post by Jude Dias
Dear Editor,
It was really interesting to read about all that can be obtained from
the coconut. The coconut was also immortalised in a song by Harry
Belafonte.
However I would like to inform you that the Tender coconut based Yoghurt
was not included in the details of what can be obtained from the wonder
nut.
If you have not tasted this type of yoghurt, please try this yoghurt
with chunks of tender coconut kernel pieces which is available at Bangkok
and you will know what I am talking about.
Best regards
Capt.Dias
RESPONSE: Here is Coconut woman:-



The lyrics:-

Coconut woman is calling out
And everyday you can hear her shout
Coconut woman is calling out
And everyday you can hear her shout
Get your coconut water, four for five
Man it's good for your daughter, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

A lady tell me the other day
No one can take her sweet man away
I ask her what was the mystery
She say coconut water and rice curry
You can cook it in a pot, four for five
You can serve it very hot, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

Coconut woman says you'll agree
coconut make very nice candy
The thing that's best if you're feelin' glum
Is coconut water with a little rum
It could make you very tipsy, four for five
Make you feel like a gypsy, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

Coconut

Ends

Fred strong like a lion ? please tell us maam.
--
DEV BOREM KORUM.

Gabe Menezes.
London, England
Goanet News
2008-04-10 16:20:23 UTC
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There's a lot India can do with the wonder nut

Thu, Apr 10 10:16 AM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) It's a wonder nut all right. You put it in
your hair, drink its water, grate and squeeze it for milk, and use it
as fibre. And India can do even more with the coconut, say experts.

With coconut prices failing to keep up with inflationary trends and
competition growing, planters of this versatile nut are looking for
alternative ways to enhance their incomes.

Coconut has traditionally given India oil - used for edible purposes,
toiletry and industrial use. Coconut is also used for rafters for
roofs, to make broomsticks and handicrafts.

P.K. Thampan of the Kochi-based Peekay Tree Crops Development
Foundation said in a discussion put out online: 'Coconut water-based
vinegar is being produced on a commercial scale in a few units in
Kerala and the product is enjoying good consumer acceptance both
within and outside the state.'

Of the total production of coconuts, about five percent is consumed in
the tender form for drinking purposes. The rest is utilised as mature
nuts for household and religious purposes and for the production of
edible copra, milling copra and desiccated coconut.

Some successful coconut ventures include coconut water-based health
drinks, vinegar and miscellaneous food articles available in global
markets.

There is a growing demand for nata de coco in Japan and Malaysia, and
technology for making it is available. Nata de coco is a chewy,
gel-like traditional Philippine dessert prepared from coconut water by
bacterial fermentation.

There is also a large demand globally for kernel and sap based coconut
products, coconut liquid milk, coco milk powder, and desiccated
coconut.

Says farmer-journalist Shree Padre, who edits the journal Adike
Patrike (Farmer's Own Media), 'In the recent past, we have carried
stories of tender coconut minimal processing, virgin coconut oil,
coconut broomstick home industry and more.'

Padre argues that the 'need of the hour' is to help farmers build
value-added products from their crops, which otherwise mostly earn
only depressed prices.

Solution Exchange for the Food and Nutrition Security Community, a
United Nations initiative to share information within India, recently
raised this issue and got some useful hints about the versatile plant.

A coconut palm has 12 different crops at any point of time, from the
opening flower to the ripe nut. Each part is a source of food, fibre,
medicine or material for producing handicrafts.

New ideas are coming up for tender coconut water sales too.

Tender green coconut can be trimmed, shaped and attractively marketed
by shrink-wrapping to prevent desiccation. Thailand has aptly used
this method.

In India, several companies are innovatively marketing coconut water
on green carts in Hyderabad, as 'Tender Fresh' in Bangalore and
'Coconectar' in Kerala.

Hyderabad-based D.S.K. Rao added: 'I always felt that coconut farming
has a greater potential than what is being currently exploited. I was
pleasantly surprised to see in Hyderabad airport a green cart selling
tender coconuts.'

Other commercial value additions for coconut, which are being
increasingly noted, are canned sweet toddy, one of the major coconut
products produced and marketed in Sri Lanka; coconut sugar - Indonesia
and Thailand are the leaders - and coconut oil.

Coconut oil, besides being edible, is used in soaps, toiletry
articles, safety glasses, rubber substitutes, paints and synthetic
detergents. Glycerine, derived from coconut oil, is also in demand for
medicines, personal care products, food and beverages and animal feed.

Virgin coconut (VC) oil is now emerging as the most valuable coconut
product, with the Philippines as the major exporter. The export price
ranges from $US8.00 to $12.00 per litre of cold processed oil.

Virgin coconut oil is derived from fresh coconuts (rather than dried,
as in copra). It is produced by either quick drying of fresh coconut
meat, wet milling (oil is extracted from fresh coconut without
drying), or by adjustment of the water content, then the pressing of
the coconut flesh results in the direct extraction of free-flowing
oil.

In India, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) has
standardised a virgin coconut oil process by developing the necessary
equipment suitable for micro enterprise and has worked on snowball
tender coconut.

Besides, CPCRI has developed a range of copra dryers, which use
agricultural waste as fuel. Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd has
applied these technologies.

Suggestions coming up include providing tender coconuts to
schoolchildren under the Mid-Day Meal scheme that would greatly
increase the demand.

ENDS
Jude Dias
2008-04-12 08:48:10 UTC
Permalink
Dear Editor,

It was really interesting to read about all that can be obtained from the coconut. The coconut was also immortalised in a song by Harry Belafonte.

However I would like to inform you that the Tender coconut based Yoghurt was not included in the details of what can be obtained from the wonder nut.
If you have not tasted this type of yoghurt, please try this yoghurt with chunks of tender coconut kernel pieces which is available at Bangkok and you will know what I am talking about.


Best regards
Capt.Dias


Goanet News <news.goanet at gmail.com> wrote:
http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080410/r_t_ians_bs_india/tbs-there-s-a-lot-india-can-do-with-the-46e8b08.html

There's a lot India can do with the wonder nut

Thu, Apr 10 10:16 AM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) It's a wonder nut all right. You put it in
your hair, drink its water, grate and squeeze it for milk, and use it
as fibre. And India can do even more with the coconut, say experts.

With coconut prices failing to keep up with inflationary trends and
competition growing, planters of this versatile nut are looking for
alternative ways to enhance their incomes.

Coconut has traditionally given India oil - used for edible purposes,
toiletry and industrial use. Coconut is also used for rafters for
roofs, to make broomsticks and handicrafts.

P.K. Thampan of the Kochi-based Peekay Tree Crops Development
Foundation said in a discussion put out online: 'Coconut water-based
vinegar is being produced on a commercial scale in a few units in
Kerala and the product is enjoying good consumer acceptance both
within and outside the state.'

Of the total production of coconuts, about five percent is consumed in
the tender form for drinking purposes. The rest is utilised as mature
nuts for household and religious purposes and for the production of
edible copra, milling copra and desiccated coconut.

Some successful coconut ventures include coconut water-based health
drinks, vinegar and miscellaneous food articles available in global
markets.

There is a growing demand for nata de coco in Japan and Malaysia, and
technology for making it is available. Nata de coco is a chewy,
gel-like traditional Philippine dessert prepared from coconut water by
bacterial fermentation.

There is also a large demand globally for kernel and sap based coconut
products, coconut liquid milk, coco milk powder, and desiccated
coconut.

Says farmer-journalist Shree Padre, who edits the journal Adike
Patrike (Farmer's Own Media), 'In the recent past, we have carried
stories of tender coconut minimal processing, virgin coconut oil,
coconut broomstick home industry and more.'

Padre argues that the 'need of the hour' is to help farmers build
value-added products from their crops, which otherwise mostly earn
only depressed prices.

Solution Exchange for the Food and Nutrition Security Community, a
United Nations initiative to share information within India, recently
raised this issue and got some useful hints about the versatile plant.

A coconut palm has 12 different crops at any point of time, from the
opening flower to the ripe nut. Each part is a source of food, fibre,
medicine or material for producing handicrafts.

New ideas are coming up for tender coconut water sales too.

Tender green coconut can be trimmed, shaped and attractively marketed
by shrink-wrapping to prevent desiccation. Thailand has aptly used
this method.

In India, several companies are innovatively marketing coconut water
on green carts in Hyderabad, as 'Tender Fresh' in Bangalore and
'Coconectar' in Kerala.

Hyderabad-based D.S.K. Rao added: 'I always felt that coconut farming
has a greater potential than what is being currently exploited. I was
pleasantly surprised to see in Hyderabad airport a green cart selling
tender coconuts.'

Other commercial value additions for coconut, which are being
increasingly noted, are canned sweet toddy, one of the major coconut
products produced and marketed in Sri Lanka; coconut sugar - Indonesia
and Thailand are the leaders - and coconut oil.

Coconut oil, besides being edible, is used in soaps, toiletry
articles, safety glasses, rubber substitutes, paints and synthetic
detergents. Glycerine, derived from coconut oil, is also in demand for
medicines, personal care products, food and beverages and animal feed.

Virgin coconut (VC) oil is now emerging as the most valuable coconut
product, with the Philippines as the major exporter. The export price
ranges from $US8.00 to $12.00 per litre of cold processed oil.

Virgin coconut oil is derived from fresh coconuts (rather than dried,
as in copra). It is produced by either quick drying of fresh coconut
meat, wet milling (oil is extracted from fresh coconut without
drying), or by adjustment of the water content, then the pressing of
the coconut flesh results in the direct extraction of free-flowing
oil.

In India, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) has
standardised a virgin coconut oil process by developing the necessary
equipment suitable for micro enterprise and has worked on snowball
tender coconut.

Besides, CPCRI has developed a range of copra dryers, which use
agricultural waste as fuel. Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd has
applied these technologies.

Suggestions coming up include providing tender coconuts to
schoolchildren under the Mid-Day Meal scheme that would greatly
increase the demand.

ENDS


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2008-04-12 13:52:26 UTC
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Post by Jude Dias
Dear Editor,
It was really interesting to read about all that can be obtained from
the coconut. The coconut was also immortalised in a song by Harry
Belafonte.
However I would like to inform you that the Tender coconut based Yoghurt
was not included in the details of what can be obtained from the wonder
nut.
If you have not tasted this type of yoghurt, please try this yoghurt
with chunks of tender coconut kernel pieces which is available at Bangkok
and you will know what I am talking about.
Best regards
Capt.Dias
RESPONSE: Here is Coconut woman:-

http://youtu.be/N1HxyigyMUQ

The lyrics:-

Coconut woman is calling out
And everyday you can hear her shout
Coconut woman is calling out
And everyday you can hear her shout
Get your coconut water, four for five
Man it's good for your daughter, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

A lady tell me the other day
No one can take her sweet man away
I ask her what was the mystery
She say coconut water and rice curry
You can cook it in a pot, four for five
You can serve it very hot, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

Coconut woman says you'll agree
coconut make very nice candy
The thing that's best if you're feelin' glum
Is coconut water with a little rum
It could make you very tipsy, four for five
Make you feel like a gypsy, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

Coconut

Ends

Fred strong like a lion ? please tell us maam.
--
DEV BOREM KORUM.

Gabe Menezes.
London, England
Goanet News
2008-04-10 16:20:23 UTC
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http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080410/r_t_ians_bs_india/tbs-there-s-a-lot-india-can-do-with-the-46e8b08.html

There's a lot India can do with the wonder nut

Thu, Apr 10 10:16 AM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) It's a wonder nut all right. You put it in
your hair, drink its water, grate and squeeze it for milk, and use it
as fibre. And India can do even more with the coconut, say experts.

With coconut prices failing to keep up with inflationary trends and
competition growing, planters of this versatile nut are looking for
alternative ways to enhance their incomes.

Coconut has traditionally given India oil - used for edible purposes,
toiletry and industrial use. Coconut is also used for rafters for
roofs, to make broomsticks and handicrafts.

P.K. Thampan of the Kochi-based Peekay Tree Crops Development
Foundation said in a discussion put out online: 'Coconut water-based
vinegar is being produced on a commercial scale in a few units in
Kerala and the product is enjoying good consumer acceptance both
within and outside the state.'

Of the total production of coconuts, about five percent is consumed in
the tender form for drinking purposes. The rest is utilised as mature
nuts for household and religious purposes and for the production of
edible copra, milling copra and desiccated coconut.

Some successful coconut ventures include coconut water-based health
drinks, vinegar and miscellaneous food articles available in global
markets.

There is a growing demand for nata de coco in Japan and Malaysia, and
technology for making it is available. Nata de coco is a chewy,
gel-like traditional Philippine dessert prepared from coconut water by
bacterial fermentation.

There is also a large demand globally for kernel and sap based coconut
products, coconut liquid milk, coco milk powder, and desiccated
coconut.

Says farmer-journalist Shree Padre, who edits the journal Adike
Patrike (Farmer's Own Media), 'In the recent past, we have carried
stories of tender coconut minimal processing, virgin coconut oil,
coconut broomstick home industry and more.'

Padre argues that the 'need of the hour' is to help farmers build
value-added products from their crops, which otherwise mostly earn
only depressed prices.

Solution Exchange for the Food and Nutrition Security Community, a
United Nations initiative to share information within India, recently
raised this issue and got some useful hints about the versatile plant.

A coconut palm has 12 different crops at any point of time, from the
opening flower to the ripe nut. Each part is a source of food, fibre,
medicine or material for producing handicrafts.

New ideas are coming up for tender coconut water sales too.

Tender green coconut can be trimmed, shaped and attractively marketed
by shrink-wrapping to prevent desiccation. Thailand has aptly used
this method.

In India, several companies are innovatively marketing coconut water
on green carts in Hyderabad, as 'Tender Fresh' in Bangalore and
'Coconectar' in Kerala.

Hyderabad-based D.S.K. Rao added: 'I always felt that coconut farming
has a greater potential than what is being currently exploited. I was
pleasantly surprised to see in Hyderabad airport a green cart selling
tender coconuts.'

Other commercial value additions for coconut, which are being
increasingly noted, are canned sweet toddy, one of the major coconut
products produced and marketed in Sri Lanka; coconut sugar - Indonesia
and Thailand are the leaders - and coconut oil.

Coconut oil, besides being edible, is used in soaps, toiletry
articles, safety glasses, rubber substitutes, paints and synthetic
detergents. Glycerine, derived from coconut oil, is also in demand for
medicines, personal care products, food and beverages and animal feed.

Virgin coconut (VC) oil is now emerging as the most valuable coconut
product, with the Philippines as the major exporter. The export price
ranges from $US8.00 to $12.00 per litre of cold processed oil.

Virgin coconut oil is derived from fresh coconuts (rather than dried,
as in copra). It is produced by either quick drying of fresh coconut
meat, wet milling (oil is extracted from fresh coconut without
drying), or by adjustment of the water content, then the pressing of
the coconut flesh results in the direct extraction of free-flowing
oil.

In India, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) has
standardised a virgin coconut oil process by developing the necessary
equipment suitable for micro enterprise and has worked on snowball
tender coconut.

Besides, CPCRI has developed a range of copra dryers, which use
agricultural waste as fuel. Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd has
applied these technologies.

Suggestions coming up include providing tender coconuts to
schoolchildren under the Mid-Day Meal scheme that would greatly
increase the demand.

ENDS
Jude Dias
2008-04-12 08:48:10 UTC
Permalink
Dear Editor,

It was really interesting to read about all that can be obtained from the coconut. The coconut was also immortalised in a song by Harry Belafonte.

However I would like to inform you that the Tender coconut based Yoghurt was not included in the details of what can be obtained from the wonder nut.
If you have not tasted this type of yoghurt, please try this yoghurt with chunks of tender coconut kernel pieces which is available at Bangkok and you will know what I am talking about.


Best regards
Capt.Dias


Goanet News <news.goanet at gmail.com> wrote:
http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080410/r_t_ians_bs_india/tbs-there-s-a-lot-india-can-do-with-the-46e8b08.html

There's a lot India can do with the wonder nut

Thu, Apr 10 10:16 AM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) It's a wonder nut all right. You put it in
your hair, drink its water, grate and squeeze it for milk, and use it
as fibre. And India can do even more with the coconut, say experts.

With coconut prices failing to keep up with inflationary trends and
competition growing, planters of this versatile nut are looking for
alternative ways to enhance their incomes.

Coconut has traditionally given India oil - used for edible purposes,
toiletry and industrial use. Coconut is also used for rafters for
roofs, to make broomsticks and handicrafts.

P.K. Thampan of the Kochi-based Peekay Tree Crops Development
Foundation said in a discussion put out online: 'Coconut water-based
vinegar is being produced on a commercial scale in a few units in
Kerala and the product is enjoying good consumer acceptance both
within and outside the state.'

Of the total production of coconuts, about five percent is consumed in
the tender form for drinking purposes. The rest is utilised as mature
nuts for household and religious purposes and for the production of
edible copra, milling copra and desiccated coconut.

Some successful coconut ventures include coconut water-based health
drinks, vinegar and miscellaneous food articles available in global
markets.

There is a growing demand for nata de coco in Japan and Malaysia, and
technology for making it is available. Nata de coco is a chewy,
gel-like traditional Philippine dessert prepared from coconut water by
bacterial fermentation.

There is also a large demand globally for kernel and sap based coconut
products, coconut liquid milk, coco milk powder, and desiccated
coconut.

Says farmer-journalist Shree Padre, who edits the journal Adike
Patrike (Farmer's Own Media), 'In the recent past, we have carried
stories of tender coconut minimal processing, virgin coconut oil,
coconut broomstick home industry and more.'

Padre argues that the 'need of the hour' is to help farmers build
value-added products from their crops, which otherwise mostly earn
only depressed prices.

Solution Exchange for the Food and Nutrition Security Community, a
United Nations initiative to share information within India, recently
raised this issue and got some useful hints about the versatile plant.

A coconut palm has 12 different crops at any point of time, from the
opening flower to the ripe nut. Each part is a source of food, fibre,
medicine or material for producing handicrafts.

New ideas are coming up for tender coconut water sales too.

Tender green coconut can be trimmed, shaped and attractively marketed
by shrink-wrapping to prevent desiccation. Thailand has aptly used
this method.

In India, several companies are innovatively marketing coconut water
on green carts in Hyderabad, as 'Tender Fresh' in Bangalore and
'Coconectar' in Kerala.

Hyderabad-based D.S.K. Rao added: 'I always felt that coconut farming
has a greater potential than what is being currently exploited. I was
pleasantly surprised to see in Hyderabad airport a green cart selling
tender coconuts.'

Other commercial value additions for coconut, which are being
increasingly noted, are canned sweet toddy, one of the major coconut
products produced and marketed in Sri Lanka; coconut sugar - Indonesia
and Thailand are the leaders - and coconut oil.

Coconut oil, besides being edible, is used in soaps, toiletry
articles, safety glasses, rubber substitutes, paints and synthetic
detergents. Glycerine, derived from coconut oil, is also in demand for
medicines, personal care products, food and beverages and animal feed.

Virgin coconut (VC) oil is now emerging as the most valuable coconut
product, with the Philippines as the major exporter. The export price
ranges from $US8.00 to $12.00 per litre of cold processed oil.

Virgin coconut oil is derived from fresh coconuts (rather than dried,
as in copra). It is produced by either quick drying of fresh coconut
meat, wet milling (oil is extracted from fresh coconut without
drying), or by adjustment of the water content, then the pressing of
the coconut flesh results in the direct extraction of free-flowing
oil.

In India, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) has
standardised a virgin coconut oil process by developing the necessary
equipment suitable for micro enterprise and has worked on snowball
tender coconut.

Besides, CPCRI has developed a range of copra dryers, which use
agricultural waste as fuel. Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd has
applied these technologies.

Suggestions coming up include providing tender coconuts to
schoolchildren under the Mid-Day Meal scheme that would greatly
increase the demand.

ENDS


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2008-04-12 13:52:26 UTC
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Post by Jude Dias
Dear Editor,
It was really interesting to read about all that can be obtained from
the coconut. The coconut was also immortalised in a song by Harry
Belafonte.
However I would like to inform you that the Tender coconut based Yoghurt
was not included in the details of what can be obtained from the wonder
nut.
If you have not tasted this type of yoghurt, please try this yoghurt
with chunks of tender coconut kernel pieces which is available at Bangkok
and you will know what I am talking about.
Best regards
Capt.Dias
RESPONSE: Here is Coconut woman:-

http://youtu.be/N1HxyigyMUQ

The lyrics:-

Coconut woman is calling out
And everyday you can hear her shout
Coconut woman is calling out
And everyday you can hear her shout
Get your coconut water, four for five
Man it's good for your daughter, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

A lady tell me the other day
No one can take her sweet man away
I ask her what was the mystery
She say coconut water and rice curry
You can cook it in a pot, four for five
You can serve it very hot, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

Coconut woman says you'll agree
coconut make very nice candy
The thing that's best if you're feelin' glum
Is coconut water with a little rum
It could make you very tipsy, four for five
Make you feel like a gypsy, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

Coconut

Ends

Fred strong like a lion ? please tell us maam.
--
DEV BOREM KORUM.

Gabe Menezes.
London, England
Goanet News
2008-04-10 16:20:23 UTC
Permalink
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There's a lot India can do with the wonder nut

Thu, Apr 10 10:16 AM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) It's a wonder nut all right. You put it in
your hair, drink its water, grate and squeeze it for milk, and use it
as fibre. And India can do even more with the coconut, say experts.

With coconut prices failing to keep up with inflationary trends and
competition growing, planters of this versatile nut are looking for
alternative ways to enhance their incomes.

Coconut has traditionally given India oil - used for edible purposes,
toiletry and industrial use. Coconut is also used for rafters for
roofs, to make broomsticks and handicrafts.

P.K. Thampan of the Kochi-based Peekay Tree Crops Development
Foundation said in a discussion put out online: 'Coconut water-based
vinegar is being produced on a commercial scale in a few units in
Kerala and the product is enjoying good consumer acceptance both
within and outside the state.'

Of the total production of coconuts, about five percent is consumed in
the tender form for drinking purposes. The rest is utilised as mature
nuts for household and religious purposes and for the production of
edible copra, milling copra and desiccated coconut.

Some successful coconut ventures include coconut water-based health
drinks, vinegar and miscellaneous food articles available in global
markets.

There is a growing demand for nata de coco in Japan and Malaysia, and
technology for making it is available. Nata de coco is a chewy,
gel-like traditional Philippine dessert prepared from coconut water by
bacterial fermentation.

There is also a large demand globally for kernel and sap based coconut
products, coconut liquid milk, coco milk powder, and desiccated
coconut.

Says farmer-journalist Shree Padre, who edits the journal Adike
Patrike (Farmer's Own Media), 'In the recent past, we have carried
stories of tender coconut minimal processing, virgin coconut oil,
coconut broomstick home industry and more.'

Padre argues that the 'need of the hour' is to help farmers build
value-added products from their crops, which otherwise mostly earn
only depressed prices.

Solution Exchange for the Food and Nutrition Security Community, a
United Nations initiative to share information within India, recently
raised this issue and got some useful hints about the versatile plant.

A coconut palm has 12 different crops at any point of time, from the
opening flower to the ripe nut. Each part is a source of food, fibre,
medicine or material for producing handicrafts.

New ideas are coming up for tender coconut water sales too.

Tender green coconut can be trimmed, shaped and attractively marketed
by shrink-wrapping to prevent desiccation. Thailand has aptly used
this method.

In India, several companies are innovatively marketing coconut water
on green carts in Hyderabad, as 'Tender Fresh' in Bangalore and
'Coconectar' in Kerala.

Hyderabad-based D.S.K. Rao added: 'I always felt that coconut farming
has a greater potential than what is being currently exploited. I was
pleasantly surprised to see in Hyderabad airport a green cart selling
tender coconuts.'

Other commercial value additions for coconut, which are being
increasingly noted, are canned sweet toddy, one of the major coconut
products produced and marketed in Sri Lanka; coconut sugar - Indonesia
and Thailand are the leaders - and coconut oil.

Coconut oil, besides being edible, is used in soaps, toiletry
articles, safety glasses, rubber substitutes, paints and synthetic
detergents. Glycerine, derived from coconut oil, is also in demand for
medicines, personal care products, food and beverages and animal feed.

Virgin coconut (VC) oil is now emerging as the most valuable coconut
product, with the Philippines as the major exporter. The export price
ranges from $US8.00 to $12.00 per litre of cold processed oil.

Virgin coconut oil is derived from fresh coconuts (rather than dried,
as in copra). It is produced by either quick drying of fresh coconut
meat, wet milling (oil is extracted from fresh coconut without
drying), or by adjustment of the water content, then the pressing of
the coconut flesh results in the direct extraction of free-flowing
oil.

In India, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) has
standardised a virgin coconut oil process by developing the necessary
equipment suitable for micro enterprise and has worked on snowball
tender coconut.

Besides, CPCRI has developed a range of copra dryers, which use
agricultural waste as fuel. Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd has
applied these technologies.

Suggestions coming up include providing tender coconuts to
schoolchildren under the Mid-Day Meal scheme that would greatly
increase the demand.

ENDS
Jude Dias
2008-04-12 08:48:10 UTC
Permalink
Dear Editor,

It was really interesting to read about all that can be obtained from the coconut. The coconut was also immortalised in a song by Harry Belafonte.

However I would like to inform you that the Tender coconut based Yoghurt was not included in the details of what can be obtained from the wonder nut.
If you have not tasted this type of yoghurt, please try this yoghurt with chunks of tender coconut kernel pieces which is available at Bangkok and you will know what I am talking about.


Best regards
Capt.Dias


Goanet News <news.goanet at gmail.com> wrote:
http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080410/r_t_ians_bs_india/tbs-there-s-a-lot-india-can-do-with-the-46e8b08.html

There's a lot India can do with the wonder nut

Thu, Apr 10 10:16 AM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) It's a wonder nut all right. You put it in
your hair, drink its water, grate and squeeze it for milk, and use it
as fibre. And India can do even more with the coconut, say experts.

With coconut prices failing to keep up with inflationary trends and
competition growing, planters of this versatile nut are looking for
alternative ways to enhance their incomes.

Coconut has traditionally given India oil - used for edible purposes,
toiletry and industrial use. Coconut is also used for rafters for
roofs, to make broomsticks and handicrafts.

P.K. Thampan of the Kochi-based Peekay Tree Crops Development
Foundation said in a discussion put out online: 'Coconut water-based
vinegar is being produced on a commercial scale in a few units in
Kerala and the product is enjoying good consumer acceptance both
within and outside the state.'

Of the total production of coconuts, about five percent is consumed in
the tender form for drinking purposes. The rest is utilised as mature
nuts for household and religious purposes and for the production of
edible copra, milling copra and desiccated coconut.

Some successful coconut ventures include coconut water-based health
drinks, vinegar and miscellaneous food articles available in global
markets.

There is a growing demand for nata de coco in Japan and Malaysia, and
technology for making it is available. Nata de coco is a chewy,
gel-like traditional Philippine dessert prepared from coconut water by
bacterial fermentation.

There is also a large demand globally for kernel and sap based coconut
products, coconut liquid milk, coco milk powder, and desiccated
coconut.

Says farmer-journalist Shree Padre, who edits the journal Adike
Patrike (Farmer's Own Media), 'In the recent past, we have carried
stories of tender coconut minimal processing, virgin coconut oil,
coconut broomstick home industry and more.'

Padre argues that the 'need of the hour' is to help farmers build
value-added products from their crops, which otherwise mostly earn
only depressed prices.

Solution Exchange for the Food and Nutrition Security Community, a
United Nations initiative to share information within India, recently
raised this issue and got some useful hints about the versatile plant.

A coconut palm has 12 different crops at any point of time, from the
opening flower to the ripe nut. Each part is a source of food, fibre,
medicine or material for producing handicrafts.

New ideas are coming up for tender coconut water sales too.

Tender green coconut can be trimmed, shaped and attractively marketed
by shrink-wrapping to prevent desiccation. Thailand has aptly used
this method.

In India, several companies are innovatively marketing coconut water
on green carts in Hyderabad, as 'Tender Fresh' in Bangalore and
'Coconectar' in Kerala.

Hyderabad-based D.S.K. Rao added: 'I always felt that coconut farming
has a greater potential than what is being currently exploited. I was
pleasantly surprised to see in Hyderabad airport a green cart selling
tender coconuts.'

Other commercial value additions for coconut, which are being
increasingly noted, are canned sweet toddy, one of the major coconut
products produced and marketed in Sri Lanka; coconut sugar - Indonesia
and Thailand are the leaders - and coconut oil.

Coconut oil, besides being edible, is used in soaps, toiletry
articles, safety glasses, rubber substitutes, paints and synthetic
detergents. Glycerine, derived from coconut oil, is also in demand for
medicines, personal care products, food and beverages and animal feed.

Virgin coconut (VC) oil is now emerging as the most valuable coconut
product, with the Philippines as the major exporter. The export price
ranges from $US8.00 to $12.00 per litre of cold processed oil.

Virgin coconut oil is derived from fresh coconuts (rather than dried,
as in copra). It is produced by either quick drying of fresh coconut
meat, wet milling (oil is extracted from fresh coconut without
drying), or by adjustment of the water content, then the pressing of
the coconut flesh results in the direct extraction of free-flowing
oil.

In India, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) has
standardised a virgin coconut oil process by developing the necessary
equipment suitable for micro enterprise and has worked on snowball
tender coconut.

Besides, CPCRI has developed a range of copra dryers, which use
agricultural waste as fuel. Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd has
applied these technologies.

Suggestions coming up include providing tender coconuts to
schoolchildren under the Mid-Day Meal scheme that would greatly
increase the demand.

ENDS


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Gabe Menezes
2008-04-12 13:52:26 UTC
Permalink
Post by Jude Dias
Dear Editor,
It was really interesting to read about all that can be obtained from
the coconut. The coconut was also immortalised in a song by Harry
Belafonte.
However I would like to inform you that the Tender coconut based Yoghurt
was not included in the details of what can be obtained from the wonder
nut.
If you have not tasted this type of yoghurt, please try this yoghurt
with chunks of tender coconut kernel pieces which is available at Bangkok
and you will know what I am talking about.
Best regards
Capt.Dias
RESPONSE: Here is Coconut woman:-

http://youtu.be/N1HxyigyMUQ

The lyrics:-

Coconut woman is calling out
And everyday you can hear her shout
Coconut woman is calling out
And everyday you can hear her shout
Get your coconut water, four for five
Man it's good for your daughter, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

A lady tell me the other day
No one can take her sweet man away
I ask her what was the mystery
She say coconut water and rice curry
You can cook it in a pot, four for five
You can serve it very hot, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

Coconut woman says you'll agree
coconut make very nice candy
The thing that's best if you're feelin' glum
Is coconut water with a little rum
It could make you very tipsy, four for five
Make you feel like a gypsy, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

Coconut

Ends

Fred strong like a lion ? please tell us maam.
--
DEV BOREM KORUM.

Gabe Menezes.
London, England
Goanet News
2008-04-10 16:20:23 UTC
Permalink
http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080410/r_t_ians_bs_india/tbs-there-s-a-lot-india-can-do-with-the-46e8b08.html

There's a lot India can do with the wonder nut

Thu, Apr 10 10:16 AM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) It's a wonder nut all right. You put it in
your hair, drink its water, grate and squeeze it for milk, and use it
as fibre. And India can do even more with the coconut, say experts.

With coconut prices failing to keep up with inflationary trends and
competition growing, planters of this versatile nut are looking for
alternative ways to enhance their incomes.

Coconut has traditionally given India oil - used for edible purposes,
toiletry and industrial use. Coconut is also used for rafters for
roofs, to make broomsticks and handicrafts.

P.K. Thampan of the Kochi-based Peekay Tree Crops Development
Foundation said in a discussion put out online: 'Coconut water-based
vinegar is being produced on a commercial scale in a few units in
Kerala and the product is enjoying good consumer acceptance both
within and outside the state.'

Of the total production of coconuts, about five percent is consumed in
the tender form for drinking purposes. The rest is utilised as mature
nuts for household and religious purposes and for the production of
edible copra, milling copra and desiccated coconut.

Some successful coconut ventures include coconut water-based health
drinks, vinegar and miscellaneous food articles available in global
markets.

There is a growing demand for nata de coco in Japan and Malaysia, and
technology for making it is available. Nata de coco is a chewy,
gel-like traditional Philippine dessert prepared from coconut water by
bacterial fermentation.

There is also a large demand globally for kernel and sap based coconut
products, coconut liquid milk, coco milk powder, and desiccated
coconut.

Says farmer-journalist Shree Padre, who edits the journal Adike
Patrike (Farmer's Own Media), 'In the recent past, we have carried
stories of tender coconut minimal processing, virgin coconut oil,
coconut broomstick home industry and more.'

Padre argues that the 'need of the hour' is to help farmers build
value-added products from their crops, which otherwise mostly earn
only depressed prices.

Solution Exchange for the Food and Nutrition Security Community, a
United Nations initiative to share information within India, recently
raised this issue and got some useful hints about the versatile plant.

A coconut palm has 12 different crops at any point of time, from the
opening flower to the ripe nut. Each part is a source of food, fibre,
medicine or material for producing handicrafts.

New ideas are coming up for tender coconut water sales too.

Tender green coconut can be trimmed, shaped and attractively marketed
by shrink-wrapping to prevent desiccation. Thailand has aptly used
this method.

In India, several companies are innovatively marketing coconut water
on green carts in Hyderabad, as 'Tender Fresh' in Bangalore and
'Coconectar' in Kerala.

Hyderabad-based D.S.K. Rao added: 'I always felt that coconut farming
has a greater potential than what is being currently exploited. I was
pleasantly surprised to see in Hyderabad airport a green cart selling
tender coconuts.'

Other commercial value additions for coconut, which are being
increasingly noted, are canned sweet toddy, one of the major coconut
products produced and marketed in Sri Lanka; coconut sugar - Indonesia
and Thailand are the leaders - and coconut oil.

Coconut oil, besides being edible, is used in soaps, toiletry
articles, safety glasses, rubber substitutes, paints and synthetic
detergents. Glycerine, derived from coconut oil, is also in demand for
medicines, personal care products, food and beverages and animal feed.

Virgin coconut (VC) oil is now emerging as the most valuable coconut
product, with the Philippines as the major exporter. The export price
ranges from $US8.00 to $12.00 per litre of cold processed oil.

Virgin coconut oil is derived from fresh coconuts (rather than dried,
as in copra). It is produced by either quick drying of fresh coconut
meat, wet milling (oil is extracted from fresh coconut without
drying), or by adjustment of the water content, then the pressing of
the coconut flesh results in the direct extraction of free-flowing
oil.

In India, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) has
standardised a virgin coconut oil process by developing the necessary
equipment suitable for micro enterprise and has worked on snowball
tender coconut.

Besides, CPCRI has developed a range of copra dryers, which use
agricultural waste as fuel. Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd has
applied these technologies.

Suggestions coming up include providing tender coconuts to
schoolchildren under the Mid-Day Meal scheme that would greatly
increase the demand.

ENDS
Jude Dias
2008-04-12 08:48:10 UTC
Permalink
Dear Editor,

It was really interesting to read about all that can be obtained from the coconut. The coconut was also immortalised in a song by Harry Belafonte.

However I would like to inform you that the Tender coconut based Yoghurt was not included in the details of what can be obtained from the wonder nut.
If you have not tasted this type of yoghurt, please try this yoghurt with chunks of tender coconut kernel pieces which is available at Bangkok and you will know what I am talking about.


Best regards
Capt.Dias


Goanet News <news.goanet at gmail.com> wrote:
http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080410/r_t_ians_bs_india/tbs-there-s-a-lot-india-can-do-with-the-46e8b08.html

There's a lot India can do with the wonder nut

Thu, Apr 10 10:16 AM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) It's a wonder nut all right. You put it in
your hair, drink its water, grate and squeeze it for milk, and use it
as fibre. And India can do even more with the coconut, say experts.

With coconut prices failing to keep up with inflationary trends and
competition growing, planters of this versatile nut are looking for
alternative ways to enhance their incomes.

Coconut has traditionally given India oil - used for edible purposes,
toiletry and industrial use. Coconut is also used for rafters for
roofs, to make broomsticks and handicrafts.

P.K. Thampan of the Kochi-based Peekay Tree Crops Development
Foundation said in a discussion put out online: 'Coconut water-based
vinegar is being produced on a commercial scale in a few units in
Kerala and the product is enjoying good consumer acceptance both
within and outside the state.'

Of the total production of coconuts, about five percent is consumed in
the tender form for drinking purposes. The rest is utilised as mature
nuts for household and religious purposes and for the production of
edible copra, milling copra and desiccated coconut.

Some successful coconut ventures include coconut water-based health
drinks, vinegar and miscellaneous food articles available in global
markets.

There is a growing demand for nata de coco in Japan and Malaysia, and
technology for making it is available. Nata de coco is a chewy,
gel-like traditional Philippine dessert prepared from coconut water by
bacterial fermentation.

There is also a large demand globally for kernel and sap based coconut
products, coconut liquid milk, coco milk powder, and desiccated
coconut.

Says farmer-journalist Shree Padre, who edits the journal Adike
Patrike (Farmer's Own Media), 'In the recent past, we have carried
stories of tender coconut minimal processing, virgin coconut oil,
coconut broomstick home industry and more.'

Padre argues that the 'need of the hour' is to help farmers build
value-added products from their crops, which otherwise mostly earn
only depressed prices.

Solution Exchange for the Food and Nutrition Security Community, a
United Nations initiative to share information within India, recently
raised this issue and got some useful hints about the versatile plant.

A coconut palm has 12 different crops at any point of time, from the
opening flower to the ripe nut. Each part is a source of food, fibre,
medicine or material for producing handicrafts.

New ideas are coming up for tender coconut water sales too.

Tender green coconut can be trimmed, shaped and attractively marketed
by shrink-wrapping to prevent desiccation. Thailand has aptly used
this method.

In India, several companies are innovatively marketing coconut water
on green carts in Hyderabad, as 'Tender Fresh' in Bangalore and
'Coconectar' in Kerala.

Hyderabad-based D.S.K. Rao added: 'I always felt that coconut farming
has a greater potential than what is being currently exploited. I was
pleasantly surprised to see in Hyderabad airport a green cart selling
tender coconuts.'

Other commercial value additions for coconut, which are being
increasingly noted, are canned sweet toddy, one of the major coconut
products produced and marketed in Sri Lanka; coconut sugar - Indonesia
and Thailand are the leaders - and coconut oil.

Coconut oil, besides being edible, is used in soaps, toiletry
articles, safety glasses, rubber substitutes, paints and synthetic
detergents. Glycerine, derived from coconut oil, is also in demand for
medicines, personal care products, food and beverages and animal feed.

Virgin coconut (VC) oil is now emerging as the most valuable coconut
product, with the Philippines as the major exporter. The export price
ranges from $US8.00 to $12.00 per litre of cold processed oil.

Virgin coconut oil is derived from fresh coconuts (rather than dried,
as in copra). It is produced by either quick drying of fresh coconut
meat, wet milling (oil is extracted from fresh coconut without
drying), or by adjustment of the water content, then the pressing of
the coconut flesh results in the direct extraction of free-flowing
oil.

In India, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) has
standardised a virgin coconut oil process by developing the necessary
equipment suitable for micro enterprise and has worked on snowball
tender coconut.

Besides, CPCRI has developed a range of copra dryers, which use
agricultural waste as fuel. Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd has
applied these technologies.

Suggestions coming up include providing tender coconuts to
schoolchildren under the Mid-Day Meal scheme that would greatly
increase the demand.

ENDS


__________________________________________________
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Gabe Menezes
2008-04-12 13:52:26 UTC
Permalink
Post by Jude Dias
Dear Editor,
It was really interesting to read about all that can be obtained from
the coconut. The coconut was also immortalised in a song by Harry
Belafonte.
However I would like to inform you that the Tender coconut based Yoghurt
was not included in the details of what can be obtained from the wonder
nut.
If you have not tasted this type of yoghurt, please try this yoghurt
with chunks of tender coconut kernel pieces which is available at Bangkok
and you will know what I am talking about.
Best regards
Capt.Dias
RESPONSE: Here is Coconut woman:-

http://youtu.be/N1HxyigyMUQ

The lyrics:-

Coconut woman is calling out
And everyday you can hear her shout
Coconut woman is calling out
And everyday you can hear her shout
Get your coconut water, four for five
Man it's good for your daughter, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

A lady tell me the other day
No one can take her sweet man away
I ask her what was the mystery
She say coconut water and rice curry
You can cook it in a pot, four for five
You can serve it very hot, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

Coconut woman says you'll agree
coconut make very nice candy
The thing that's best if you're feelin' glum
Is coconut water with a little rum
It could make you very tipsy, four for five
Make you feel like a gypsy, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

Coconut

Ends

Fred strong like a lion ? please tell us maam.
--
DEV BOREM KORUM.

Gabe Menezes.
London, England
Goanet News
2008-04-10 16:20:23 UTC
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There's a lot India can do with the wonder nut

Thu, Apr 10 10:16 AM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) It's a wonder nut all right. You put it in
your hair, drink its water, grate and squeeze it for milk, and use it
as fibre. And India can do even more with the coconut, say experts.

With coconut prices failing to keep up with inflationary trends and
competition growing, planters of this versatile nut are looking for
alternative ways to enhance their incomes.

Coconut has traditionally given India oil - used for edible purposes,
toiletry and industrial use. Coconut is also used for rafters for
roofs, to make broomsticks and handicrafts.

P.K. Thampan of the Kochi-based Peekay Tree Crops Development
Foundation said in a discussion put out online: 'Coconut water-based
vinegar is being produced on a commercial scale in a few units in
Kerala and the product is enjoying good consumer acceptance both
within and outside the state.'

Of the total production of coconuts, about five percent is consumed in
the tender form for drinking purposes. The rest is utilised as mature
nuts for household and religious purposes and for the production of
edible copra, milling copra and desiccated coconut.

Some successful coconut ventures include coconut water-based health
drinks, vinegar and miscellaneous food articles available in global
markets.

There is a growing demand for nata de coco in Japan and Malaysia, and
technology for making it is available. Nata de coco is a chewy,
gel-like traditional Philippine dessert prepared from coconut water by
bacterial fermentation.

There is also a large demand globally for kernel and sap based coconut
products, coconut liquid milk, coco milk powder, and desiccated
coconut.

Says farmer-journalist Shree Padre, who edits the journal Adike
Patrike (Farmer's Own Media), 'In the recent past, we have carried
stories of tender coconut minimal processing, virgin coconut oil,
coconut broomstick home industry and more.'

Padre argues that the 'need of the hour' is to help farmers build
value-added products from their crops, which otherwise mostly earn
only depressed prices.

Solution Exchange for the Food and Nutrition Security Community, a
United Nations initiative to share information within India, recently
raised this issue and got some useful hints about the versatile plant.

A coconut palm has 12 different crops at any point of time, from the
opening flower to the ripe nut. Each part is a source of food, fibre,
medicine or material for producing handicrafts.

New ideas are coming up for tender coconut water sales too.

Tender green coconut can be trimmed, shaped and attractively marketed
by shrink-wrapping to prevent desiccation. Thailand has aptly used
this method.

In India, several companies are innovatively marketing coconut water
on green carts in Hyderabad, as 'Tender Fresh' in Bangalore and
'Coconectar' in Kerala.

Hyderabad-based D.S.K. Rao added: 'I always felt that coconut farming
has a greater potential than what is being currently exploited. I was
pleasantly surprised to see in Hyderabad airport a green cart selling
tender coconuts.'

Other commercial value additions for coconut, which are being
increasingly noted, are canned sweet toddy, one of the major coconut
products produced and marketed in Sri Lanka; coconut sugar - Indonesia
and Thailand are the leaders - and coconut oil.

Coconut oil, besides being edible, is used in soaps, toiletry
articles, safety glasses, rubber substitutes, paints and synthetic
detergents. Glycerine, derived from coconut oil, is also in demand for
medicines, personal care products, food and beverages and animal feed.

Virgin coconut (VC) oil is now emerging as the most valuable coconut
product, with the Philippines as the major exporter. The export price
ranges from $US8.00 to $12.00 per litre of cold processed oil.

Virgin coconut oil is derived from fresh coconuts (rather than dried,
as in copra). It is produced by either quick drying of fresh coconut
meat, wet milling (oil is extracted from fresh coconut without
drying), or by adjustment of the water content, then the pressing of
the coconut flesh results in the direct extraction of free-flowing
oil.

In India, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) has
standardised a virgin coconut oil process by developing the necessary
equipment suitable for micro enterprise and has worked on snowball
tender coconut.

Besides, CPCRI has developed a range of copra dryers, which use
agricultural waste as fuel. Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd has
applied these technologies.

Suggestions coming up include providing tender coconuts to
schoolchildren under the Mid-Day Meal scheme that would greatly
increase the demand.

ENDS
Jude Dias
2008-04-12 08:48:10 UTC
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Dear Editor,

It was really interesting to read about all that can be obtained from the coconut. The coconut was also immortalised in a song by Harry Belafonte.

However I would like to inform you that the Tender coconut based Yoghurt was not included in the details of what can be obtained from the wonder nut.
If you have not tasted this type of yoghurt, please try this yoghurt with chunks of tender coconut kernel pieces which is available at Bangkok and you will know what I am talking about.


Best regards
Capt.Dias


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There's a lot India can do with the wonder nut

Thu, Apr 10 10:16 AM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) It's a wonder nut all right. You put it in
your hair, drink its water, grate and squeeze it for milk, and use it
as fibre. And India can do even more with the coconut, say experts.

With coconut prices failing to keep up with inflationary trends and
competition growing, planters of this versatile nut are looking for
alternative ways to enhance their incomes.

Coconut has traditionally given India oil - used for edible purposes,
toiletry and industrial use. Coconut is also used for rafters for
roofs, to make broomsticks and handicrafts.

P.K. Thampan of the Kochi-based Peekay Tree Crops Development
Foundation said in a discussion put out online: 'Coconut water-based
vinegar is being produced on a commercial scale in a few units in
Kerala and the product is enjoying good consumer acceptance both
within and outside the state.'

Of the total production of coconuts, about five percent is consumed in
the tender form for drinking purposes. The rest is utilised as mature
nuts for household and religious purposes and for the production of
edible copra, milling copra and desiccated coconut.

Some successful coconut ventures include coconut water-based health
drinks, vinegar and miscellaneous food articles available in global
markets.

There is a growing demand for nata de coco in Japan and Malaysia, and
technology for making it is available. Nata de coco is a chewy,
gel-like traditional Philippine dessert prepared from coconut water by
bacterial fermentation.

There is also a large demand globally for kernel and sap based coconut
products, coconut liquid milk, coco milk powder, and desiccated
coconut.

Says farmer-journalist Shree Padre, who edits the journal Adike
Patrike (Farmer's Own Media), 'In the recent past, we have carried
stories of tender coconut minimal processing, virgin coconut oil,
coconut broomstick home industry and more.'

Padre argues that the 'need of the hour' is to help farmers build
value-added products from their crops, which otherwise mostly earn
only depressed prices.

Solution Exchange for the Food and Nutrition Security Community, a
United Nations initiative to share information within India, recently
raised this issue and got some useful hints about the versatile plant.

A coconut palm has 12 different crops at any point of time, from the
opening flower to the ripe nut. Each part is a source of food, fibre,
medicine or material for producing handicrafts.

New ideas are coming up for tender coconut water sales too.

Tender green coconut can be trimmed, shaped and attractively marketed
by shrink-wrapping to prevent desiccation. Thailand has aptly used
this method.

In India, several companies are innovatively marketing coconut water
on green carts in Hyderabad, as 'Tender Fresh' in Bangalore and
'Coconectar' in Kerala.

Hyderabad-based D.S.K. Rao added: 'I always felt that coconut farming
has a greater potential than what is being currently exploited. I was
pleasantly surprised to see in Hyderabad airport a green cart selling
tender coconuts.'

Other commercial value additions for coconut, which are being
increasingly noted, are canned sweet toddy, one of the major coconut
products produced and marketed in Sri Lanka; coconut sugar - Indonesia
and Thailand are the leaders - and coconut oil.

Coconut oil, besides being edible, is used in soaps, toiletry
articles, safety glasses, rubber substitutes, paints and synthetic
detergents. Glycerine, derived from coconut oil, is also in demand for
medicines, personal care products, food and beverages and animal feed.

Virgin coconut (VC) oil is now emerging as the most valuable coconut
product, with the Philippines as the major exporter. The export price
ranges from $US8.00 to $12.00 per litre of cold processed oil.

Virgin coconut oil is derived from fresh coconuts (rather than dried,
as in copra). It is produced by either quick drying of fresh coconut
meat, wet milling (oil is extracted from fresh coconut without
drying), or by adjustment of the water content, then the pressing of
the coconut flesh results in the direct extraction of free-flowing
oil.

In India, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) has
standardised a virgin coconut oil process by developing the necessary
equipment suitable for micro enterprise and has worked on snowball
tender coconut.

Besides, CPCRI has developed a range of copra dryers, which use
agricultural waste as fuel. Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd has
applied these technologies.

Suggestions coming up include providing tender coconuts to
schoolchildren under the Mid-Day Meal scheme that would greatly
increase the demand.

ENDS


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Gabe Menezes
2008-04-12 13:52:26 UTC
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Post by Jude Dias
Dear Editor,
It was really interesting to read about all that can be obtained from
the coconut. The coconut was also immortalised in a song by Harry
Belafonte.
However I would like to inform you that the Tender coconut based Yoghurt
was not included in the details of what can be obtained from the wonder
nut.
If you have not tasted this type of yoghurt, please try this yoghurt
with chunks of tender coconut kernel pieces which is available at Bangkok
and you will know what I am talking about.
Best regards
Capt.Dias
RESPONSE: Here is Coconut woman:-

http://youtu.be/N1HxyigyMUQ

The lyrics:-

Coconut woman is calling out
And everyday you can hear her shout
Coconut woman is calling out
And everyday you can hear her shout
Get your coconut water, four for five
Man it's good for your daughter, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

A lady tell me the other day
No one can take her sweet man away
I ask her what was the mystery
She say coconut water and rice curry
You can cook it in a pot, four for five
You can serve it very hot, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

Coconut woman says you'll agree
coconut make very nice candy
The thing that's best if you're feelin' glum
Is coconut water with a little rum
It could make you very tipsy, four for five
Make you feel like a gypsy, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

Coconut

Ends

Fred strong like a lion ? please tell us maam.
--
DEV BOREM KORUM.

Gabe Menezes.
London, England
Goanet News
2008-04-10 16:20:23 UTC
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There's a lot India can do with the wonder nut

Thu, Apr 10 10:16 AM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) It's a wonder nut all right. You put it in
your hair, drink its water, grate and squeeze it for milk, and use it
as fibre. And India can do even more with the coconut, say experts.

With coconut prices failing to keep up with inflationary trends and
competition growing, planters of this versatile nut are looking for
alternative ways to enhance their incomes.

Coconut has traditionally given India oil - used for edible purposes,
toiletry and industrial use. Coconut is also used for rafters for
roofs, to make broomsticks and handicrafts.

P.K. Thampan of the Kochi-based Peekay Tree Crops Development
Foundation said in a discussion put out online: 'Coconut water-based
vinegar is being produced on a commercial scale in a few units in
Kerala and the product is enjoying good consumer acceptance both
within and outside the state.'

Of the total production of coconuts, about five percent is consumed in
the tender form for drinking purposes. The rest is utilised as mature
nuts for household and religious purposes and for the production of
edible copra, milling copra and desiccated coconut.

Some successful coconut ventures include coconut water-based health
drinks, vinegar and miscellaneous food articles available in global
markets.

There is a growing demand for nata de coco in Japan and Malaysia, and
technology for making it is available. Nata de coco is a chewy,
gel-like traditional Philippine dessert prepared from coconut water by
bacterial fermentation.

There is also a large demand globally for kernel and sap based coconut
products, coconut liquid milk, coco milk powder, and desiccated
coconut.

Says farmer-journalist Shree Padre, who edits the journal Adike
Patrike (Farmer's Own Media), 'In the recent past, we have carried
stories of tender coconut minimal processing, virgin coconut oil,
coconut broomstick home industry and more.'

Padre argues that the 'need of the hour' is to help farmers build
value-added products from their crops, which otherwise mostly earn
only depressed prices.

Solution Exchange for the Food and Nutrition Security Community, a
United Nations initiative to share information within India, recently
raised this issue and got some useful hints about the versatile plant.

A coconut palm has 12 different crops at any point of time, from the
opening flower to the ripe nut. Each part is a source of food, fibre,
medicine or material for producing handicrafts.

New ideas are coming up for tender coconut water sales too.

Tender green coconut can be trimmed, shaped and attractively marketed
by shrink-wrapping to prevent desiccation. Thailand has aptly used
this method.

In India, several companies are innovatively marketing coconut water
on green carts in Hyderabad, as 'Tender Fresh' in Bangalore and
'Coconectar' in Kerala.

Hyderabad-based D.S.K. Rao added: 'I always felt that coconut farming
has a greater potential than what is being currently exploited. I was
pleasantly surprised to see in Hyderabad airport a green cart selling
tender coconuts.'

Other commercial value additions for coconut, which are being
increasingly noted, are canned sweet toddy, one of the major coconut
products produced and marketed in Sri Lanka; coconut sugar - Indonesia
and Thailand are the leaders - and coconut oil.

Coconut oil, besides being edible, is used in soaps, toiletry
articles, safety glasses, rubber substitutes, paints and synthetic
detergents. Glycerine, derived from coconut oil, is also in demand for
medicines, personal care products, food and beverages and animal feed.

Virgin coconut (VC) oil is now emerging as the most valuable coconut
product, with the Philippines as the major exporter. The export price
ranges from $US8.00 to $12.00 per litre of cold processed oil.

Virgin coconut oil is derived from fresh coconuts (rather than dried,
as in copra). It is produced by either quick drying of fresh coconut
meat, wet milling (oil is extracted from fresh coconut without
drying), or by adjustment of the water content, then the pressing of
the coconut flesh results in the direct extraction of free-flowing
oil.

In India, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) has
standardised a virgin coconut oil process by developing the necessary
equipment suitable for micro enterprise and has worked on snowball
tender coconut.

Besides, CPCRI has developed a range of copra dryers, which use
agricultural waste as fuel. Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd has
applied these technologies.

Suggestions coming up include providing tender coconuts to
schoolchildren under the Mid-Day Meal scheme that would greatly
increase the demand.

ENDS
Jude Dias
2008-04-12 08:48:10 UTC
Permalink
Dear Editor,

It was really interesting to read about all that can be obtained from the coconut. The coconut was also immortalised in a song by Harry Belafonte.

However I would like to inform you that the Tender coconut based Yoghurt was not included in the details of what can be obtained from the wonder nut.
If you have not tasted this type of yoghurt, please try this yoghurt with chunks of tender coconut kernel pieces which is available at Bangkok and you will know what I am talking about.


Best regards
Capt.Dias


Goanet News <news.goanet at gmail.com> wrote:
http://in.news.yahoo.com/indiaabroad/20080410/r_t_ians_bs_india/tbs-there-s-a-lot-india-can-do-with-the-46e8b08.html

There's a lot India can do with the wonder nut

Thu, Apr 10 10:16 AM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) It's a wonder nut all right. You put it in
your hair, drink its water, grate and squeeze it for milk, and use it
as fibre. And India can do even more with the coconut, say experts.

With coconut prices failing to keep up with inflationary trends and
competition growing, planters of this versatile nut are looking for
alternative ways to enhance their incomes.

Coconut has traditionally given India oil - used for edible purposes,
toiletry and industrial use. Coconut is also used for rafters for
roofs, to make broomsticks and handicrafts.

P.K. Thampan of the Kochi-based Peekay Tree Crops Development
Foundation said in a discussion put out online: 'Coconut water-based
vinegar is being produced on a commercial scale in a few units in
Kerala and the product is enjoying good consumer acceptance both
within and outside the state.'

Of the total production of coconuts, about five percent is consumed in
the tender form for drinking purposes. The rest is utilised as mature
nuts for household and religious purposes and for the production of
edible copra, milling copra and desiccated coconut.

Some successful coconut ventures include coconut water-based health
drinks, vinegar and miscellaneous food articles available in global
markets.

There is a growing demand for nata de coco in Japan and Malaysia, and
technology for making it is available. Nata de coco is a chewy,
gel-like traditional Philippine dessert prepared from coconut water by
bacterial fermentation.

There is also a large demand globally for kernel and sap based coconut
products, coconut liquid milk, coco milk powder, and desiccated
coconut.

Says farmer-journalist Shree Padre, who edits the journal Adike
Patrike (Farmer's Own Media), 'In the recent past, we have carried
stories of tender coconut minimal processing, virgin coconut oil,
coconut broomstick home industry and more.'

Padre argues that the 'need of the hour' is to help farmers build
value-added products from their crops, which otherwise mostly earn
only depressed prices.

Solution Exchange for the Food and Nutrition Security Community, a
United Nations initiative to share information within India, recently
raised this issue and got some useful hints about the versatile plant.

A coconut palm has 12 different crops at any point of time, from the
opening flower to the ripe nut. Each part is a source of food, fibre,
medicine or material for producing handicrafts.

New ideas are coming up for tender coconut water sales too.

Tender green coconut can be trimmed, shaped and attractively marketed
by shrink-wrapping to prevent desiccation. Thailand has aptly used
this method.

In India, several companies are innovatively marketing coconut water
on green carts in Hyderabad, as 'Tender Fresh' in Bangalore and
'Coconectar' in Kerala.

Hyderabad-based D.S.K. Rao added: 'I always felt that coconut farming
has a greater potential than what is being currently exploited. I was
pleasantly surprised to see in Hyderabad airport a green cart selling
tender coconuts.'

Other commercial value additions for coconut, which are being
increasingly noted, are canned sweet toddy, one of the major coconut
products produced and marketed in Sri Lanka; coconut sugar - Indonesia
and Thailand are the leaders - and coconut oil.

Coconut oil, besides being edible, is used in soaps, toiletry
articles, safety glasses, rubber substitutes, paints and synthetic
detergents. Glycerine, derived from coconut oil, is also in demand for
medicines, personal care products, food and beverages and animal feed.

Virgin coconut (VC) oil is now emerging as the most valuable coconut
product, with the Philippines as the major exporter. The export price
ranges from $US8.00 to $12.00 per litre of cold processed oil.

Virgin coconut oil is derived from fresh coconuts (rather than dried,
as in copra). It is produced by either quick drying of fresh coconut
meat, wet milling (oil is extracted from fresh coconut without
drying), or by adjustment of the water content, then the pressing of
the coconut flesh results in the direct extraction of free-flowing
oil.

In India, the Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) has
standardised a virgin coconut oil process by developing the necessary
equipment suitable for micro enterprise and has worked on snowball
tender coconut.

Besides, CPCRI has developed a range of copra dryers, which use
agricultural waste as fuel. Kerala Agro Industries Corporation Ltd has
applied these technologies.

Suggestions coming up include providing tender coconuts to
schoolchildren under the Mid-Day Meal scheme that would greatly
increase the demand.

ENDS


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Gabe Menezes
2008-04-12 13:52:26 UTC
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Post by Jude Dias
Dear Editor,
It was really interesting to read about all that can be obtained from
the coconut. The coconut was also immortalised in a song by Harry
Belafonte.
However I would like to inform you that the Tender coconut based Yoghurt
was not included in the details of what can be obtained from the wonder
nut.
If you have not tasted this type of yoghurt, please try this yoghurt
with chunks of tender coconut kernel pieces which is available at Bangkok
and you will know what I am talking about.
Best regards
Capt.Dias
RESPONSE: Here is Coconut woman:-

http://youtu.be/N1HxyigyMUQ

The lyrics:-

Coconut woman is calling out
And everyday you can hear her shout
Coconut woman is calling out
And everyday you can hear her shout
Get your coconut water, four for five
Man it's good for your daughter, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

A lady tell me the other day
No one can take her sweet man away
I ask her what was the mystery
She say coconut water and rice curry
You can cook it in a pot, four for five
You can serve it very hot, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

Coconut woman says you'll agree
coconut make very nice candy
The thing that's best if you're feelin' glum
Is coconut water with a little rum
It could make you very tipsy, four for five
Make you feel like a gypsy, four for five
Coco got a lotta iron, four for five
Make you strong like a lion, four for five

Coconut

Ends

Fred strong like a lion ? please tell us maam.
--
DEV BOREM KORUM.

Gabe Menezes.
London, England

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