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Jan 28, 2016 2:38 PM CST
|What purpose does it hold for a Coconut (seed) to have sweet juice inside, if it gets opened it can't sprout and turn into a tree. What purpose is the "milk" for?|
Jan 28, 2016 2:53 PM CST
|To drink! I couldn't resist. Actually the white milk comes from ripe, brown coconuts. Green coconuts contain a more watery like substance that acts as a suspension for endosperm during development of the coconut. |
Coconut water: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Coconut Milk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Jan 28, 2016 3:20 PM CST
plantladylin said:To drink! I couldn't resist. Actually the white milk comes from ripe, brown coconuts. Green coconuts contain a more watery like substance that acts as a suspension for endosperm during development of the coconut.
Perfect! I was also amazed to learn in the links you gave that coconut milk speeds up plant growth in gardens!
Jan 28, 2016 4:00 PM CST
|Oh, Keith, you silly lad, coconuts have milk in them so you can add a lime!|
(Sorry, I just couldn't resist!)
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Jan 28, 2016 5:21 PM CST
|Keith, if you're near a library, see if they have a book called The Triumph of Seeds by Thor Hanson. He explains seeds in such a way that anyone can understand....even me! If your library doesn't have the book, ask if they can borrow it from another library. |
The voyage of the coconut is fascinating. The palm trees are usually close to the shore and drop their coconuts onto the sand. High tide washes some of them into the ocean where they can drift for up to three months. While they float along, the endosperm begins to solidify, but leaves some of the coconut water as liquid. When the coconut finally hits land, the coconut water inside helps the coconut germinate. The thick, rich, white coconut meat feeds the coconut "seed" until it sprouts. Amazing stuff!
Jan 28, 2016 7:04 PM CST
|Coconuts! Our tree of life in the Philippines..all parts of this tree so many uses|