Coconut (cocos nucifera) is a fruit of coconut palm which grows in the tropics.
The fruit is round or oval with the weight of 2 kg till 4 kg. The shell is filled with liquid called coconut milk. It is also important for industry (rope, cord or texture production).
The nut contains 50 % of water, 25 % of fat, protein, sugar. However the kernel contains 70 % of fat, 15 % of sugar, 7 % of protein and the same of water. It is processed, it means milled to desiccated coconuts.
The coconut oil is also produced from the nuts, which is mostly used for frying, or margarine or ice-cream production.