Coco Verde’s health benefits

It’s great to have a cold coconut water to cool off on hot days, isn’t it? But many people think that the green coconut is only found and consumed on the beach. Have you ever thought that green coconut is also a nutritious fruit that can be introduced into your daily life? Today you will learn a little more about this natural and very refreshing delight.

Coconut is an Asian food and arrived in Brazil by sea currents along several coasts of several tropical countries. The coconut palm is a tall palm tree and can reach up to 30 meters in height, it is a plant that can live for over 100 years. It receives other names in different regions, such as coconut from Bahia, coconut from India or green coconut.

Coconut also has a great economic importance, as it is used in food and various raw materials for products of various types. An example is its fibers, which are used by the textile industry that manufacture ropes, mats, upholstery and even rugs. Coconut trees are still widely used as decoration in landscaping areas. Here in Brazil it is very common to find coconut trees, especially on the beaches of our coast.


These days, people are eating a lot of sodium-rich foods that cause bloating. Green coconut is a great agent for reducing this type of swelling by foods that are harmful to health. When it comes to losing weight, it is extremely important to include green coconut in your diet, as its water is a great source of fiber and has a low sugar content. The most interesting thing is that the fibers are not absorbed by your body, so you stay full longer.

When we are sick or dehydrated, consuming green coconut water helps the body regain energy and rehydrate faster.

Green coconut is also a great helper in skin infections, and it is recommended to apply its water on the face, especially in cases of skin rash or skin irritation. Green coconut also reduces signs of aging, such as wrinkles and age spots, because coconut has cytosines that help cell growth.

Many times we even want to drink coconut water, but we don’t even know how to open it. We are going to learn a very easy way to open the coconut that will make the whole process easier for you.


Have the utensils below to start the process:

  • 1 small, sharp knife
  • 1 large knife
  • 1 hammer
  • 1 Container
  • Green Coconut
  1. The coconut must be opened by the part that contains the exit of the stem, but first it is necessary to cut the other side to form a flat base and give it firmness.
  2. Measure 2 fingers on the edge of the coconut, insert the dome and rotate downwards. Remember, always use the knife towards the bench in case it slips out.
  3. Keep cutting until the base comes free.
  4. Now that the base is ready, the coconut will be firm and it’s time to open the side of the stalk.
  5. Repeat the above operation, holding the coconut and turning the knife.
  6. If the cut is still not enough, cut another thin layer.
  7. Now it’s better to open this “little” with your hands.
  8. Place a bowl or cup in the coconut’s mouth and rotate to remove the water.

Following the steps above, you can buy the green coconut and consume it in your daily life.


Yea! A lot. The green coconut husk should not be discarded, it can be used as fiber powder.

The green coconut pulp is also another very important part that can be consumed, especially if applied to the hair as a form of nutrition. This is because its pulp has many fibers. Let’s learn step by step how to remove coconut pulp.

  1. Take the large knife and place it in the middle of the hole. Then hit the hammer until the knife enters.
  2. When there is no more to cut, turn the side, position the knife in the line of the previous cut and repeat the operation with the hammer.
  3. When it is almost free, pull it with your hands to open it fully.
  4. Now, just remove the meat from the coconut with a spoon.

As we can see, the green coconut itself has several health benefits, as it has fiber in its properties, with 20 kilocalories for every 100 ml consumed.

Many people don’t buy it because of the complexity of opening it. However, there are places that open the coconut and put your water in small plastic bottles, but remember that it must be consumed immediately. Choose fresh coconut so that you can enjoy the best properties of the water and its pulp.

coconut oil

Today coconut oil is in great evidence, being widely used as a hair or skin cream for deep hydration. Let’s learn an easy, practical and quick recipe for homemade coconut oil.


  • Pulps of mature medium green coconuts without the dark skin
  • 4 cups of coconut water

preparation mode

In a blender, blend ingredients until they become a paste. Strain with the aid of a tissue or a cloth strainer without residues. Place in a glass jar and let it rest in a dark room for 48 hours. Transfer to a plastic bottle for another 6 hours in a clear environment. After that, you will notice that the oil is at the top and water and waste are going to the bottom of the bottle. To remove more easily, put in the refrigerator until it hardens, then cut the bottle and remove the oil.

Try this recipe at home and introduce green coconut into your routine, so you can enjoy all its benefits.


Check out other types of coconut:

Coconut Benefits and Properties

Benefits and Properties of Coconut Dry

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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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