Chemical Composition of Fresh Coconut Meat

{ Posted on Apr 24 2013 by admin }
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COCONUT (Cocos nucifera L)

The coconut palm is a versatile plant with a variety of uses. Every part of it is useful to mankind in form or the other it supplies food, drink and shelter and also raw materials for a number of industries. Coconut is frequently used in various ceremonies like wedding, dedication of buildings and sacrificial occasions. Manure dehusked nut possesses three district raw materials. i.e wet meat or kernel(50%), water(17%) and shell (33%) by weight approximately.

The Wet meat or Kernel

The Kernel or endosperm of the matured coconut is an important food in all the coconut growing countries. Apart from being used for culinary purposes, the milk or cream obtained by squeezing the grated kernel goes into preparations of commercial importance.


The chemical composition of fresh coconut meat (percentages)

Meat

Protein

Fat

Carbo Hydrates

Fibre

Mineral Water

CaO

P2O5

36.3

4.5

41.6

13.0

3.6

1.0

0.01

0.24

Fe2O3

.

A
I.U.

B
I.U.

C
I.U.

E
I.U.

.

.

Per 100g

.

per
100g

per
100g

per
100g

per
100g

.

.

1.7 g

.

Trace

15

1

0.2

.

.

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