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Direct Research Journals
(DRJBB) Vol.1 (1), pp.1-2, January 2014

Health benefits of Coconut
Article Number: DRJA17088540

Original Research Article

Subha Ganguly

AICRP on Post Harvest Technology (ICAR), Department of Fish Processing Technology, Faculty of Fishery Sciences,
West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, 5, Budherhat Road, P.O. Panchasayar, Chakgaria, Kolkata 700 094, WB, India.

date Received: December 2, 2014     date Accepted: January 13, 2014     date Published: January 30, 2014


The coconut fruit obtained from the coconut palm has numerous medical and commercial benefits. The
various health related properties of coconut water, coconut milk, coconut cream, creamed coconut and
other derivatives from the fruit have been highlighted in this article. The abstract provides an overall
summary of different utilities and profile of different products obtained from the coconut for which it is
being used as a principal ingredient by almost every consumer in Asian and Western countries in cooking
and eating practices.

Key words: Coconut, Medicinal properties.