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Tree of Life – Coconut Palm

Coconuts provide a nutritious source of food, juice, milk, oil, in the field of construction and the coconut husk, a by- product use as a growing medium that has gained popularity over the years. It is a truly a tree of life in many Island countries around the world for generations. Nearly one-third of the world’s population depends on coconuts to some degree for their food and their economy. Among these cultures, coconuts have a long and respected history.

Coconuts are the fruit of the coconut palm, botanically known as cocos nucifera, with nucifera meaning “nut-bearing.” The fruit-bearing palms are native to Sri Lanka.  The light, fibrous husk allowed it to easily drift on the oceans to other areas to spread. In Sanskrit, the coconut palm is known as “tree which gives all that is necessary for living,” since nearly all parts of the tree can be used in some manner or another. The coconut itself has many culinary uses, including providing milk, meat, sugar and oil as well as functioning as its own dish and cup.

The husk was also burned for fuel by natives, but today a seed fibre called coir is taken from the husk and used to make brushes, mats, fishnets, and coir ropes from the coconut husk fibres. Coconut peat commonly known as coir peat is a by-product derived from the coconut husk which is used as a growing medium.  Commercial it is becoming a very popular product amongst hydroponic growers where it has proven to bring more yield than the conventional methods. Landscape architects used the coir growing medium for planting trees, plants and transforming deserts into gardens. The product is also been used as an Animal bedding due to its high moisture retaining capacity and it acts as a 100% organic potting mix after its been used in stables and farms. You do not have to through it away like other products available in the market which pollutes the environment. Recent studies have proven that coir peat (coco peat) is also use in the oil industry. Because of its high moisture holding capacity, it can absorb any form of oil by 5 times its own weight. And when an oil spill occurs on water, this product has the ability to absorb only the oil and not the water making the water purified and clean.  Also it’s a 100% natural, bio degradable and a eco-friendly product.

Although it takes up to a year for coconuts to mature, the trees bloom up to thirteen times a year, so fruit is constantly forming yielding a continuous harvest year-round. An average harvest from one tree runs about 60 coconuts, with some trees yielding three times that amount. The coconut’s name is a bit of a misnomer, since it is botanically classified as a drupe and not a nut. It is the largest seed known.

We at Bee Green is proud to announce the world that all our products are Coconut based and we ensure that our products are 100% natural, bio degradable and eco-friendly. 

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