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We’re Cuckoo for Coconuts

Every time I turn around I see another food product made from coconut. Why are there so many products based on coconut on the market?

—Robin D., Newark, N.J.

a: Coconut, the seed and fruit of the coconut palm, is a nutritious and versatile food that has been a staple in the diets of many Pacific island populations for thousands of years. It is a good source of fiber, easily absorbed fats called medium chain triglycerides, and minerals such as potassium and manganese.

Coconut is used in many modern food products

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