Posted by Sarah V. Hayes on Jun 18th 2021
Excited for National Coconut Day?
What goes great with Coconuts? None other than Chocolate Coconut Fudge with Shredded Coconut on top. And why am I suggesting this? It’s National Coconut Day next Saturday, June 26! What a perfect way to begin the summer with this healthy and flavorful nut. Or is it a fruit?
Despite having the word ‘nut’ in its name, a coconut is a fruit. The fruit is classified as a drupee, or fruits that have an inner flesh and seed surrounded by a hard shell. Visit the researchers at healthline to decipher this healthy food for yourself.
That’s right…..I did say healthy. Healthy in supporting weight loss, adding moisture to one’s hair and skin and giving you that extra bit of energy needed to fulfill your day. But you don’t have to eat plain coconut to reap these benefits.
The flavor is great too. Added to milk, coconut extract is not only nutritious but delicious too! For the soymilk lovers out there, including myself, taste the milk infused with almonds and coconuts for an extra bit of nutrition. Did I mention adding coconut oil to air-popped popcorn? Unbelievably delicious! But oh wait, there are more savory recipes to be made with this overlooked nut. Pina Coladas and ice cream are some other examples to incorporate this food into your meal-plan.
Interestingly, coconut husks, not the fruit, but the shell, are extremely versatile in that they can be used for making household items. Items such as doormats and mattresses make this a valuable ingredient as well as organic cat litter and bio-fuel. Who knew? The National Day Calendar knew so be sure to check out this link, National Day Calendar, to find out more. Also, be sure to get your Chocolate Coconut Fudge in time to celebrate next Saturday. The food makes for a great belated-Father’s Day gift too. So be sure to treat your father this Sunday. And while you’re at it, be sure to buy for your Mom too. Visit www.pfudge.com today. We don’t want her to feel left-out.