Coconut and Its Various Uses/Products

Every part of the coconut and the tree has been used by different countries in different ways.

The uses for coconut oil go way beyond just cooking. It can be used for health, skin, hair, weight loss and many others.

Coconut is one of the most nutritious fruit commonly used as a kitchen ingredient. By now we know that the coconut is a very versatile fruit that can give a range of products to be used both as food or as an ingredient in beauty products.

Out of coconuts we can get 8 different food products namely:

1. Coconut Oil
2. Coconut Milk
3. Coconut Cream
4. Coconut flakes (desiccated coconut)
5. Coconut water
6. Coconut Flour
7. Coconut Sugar (made from the sap of the flower on the coconut palm)
8. Coconut Butter

Non food uses for coconut includes soaps and cosmetics. Even pure coconut oil is used as a skin moisturizer, with no added chemicals or perfumes.

Coconuts are believed to have originated in the India/Indonesia region and is today found in tropical and subtropical areas. They are grown in over 90 countries around the world, with more than 70% grown in Indonesia, Philippines and India.

Products like coconut flakes or desiccated coconut has been on our South African shelves for years, and more recently coconut oil is a lot more visible as well and you will find it in all the supermarket chains across South Africa. Coconut water is also increasing in popularity with its natural health benefits with more and more western consumers realizing just how magnificent and versatile this fruit is.

Humboldt offers top quality coconut products sourced from only the most reputable producers. For more information on our range of health and organic foods, please contact us on 086 11 11 849 or send an email at