|Cocos nucifera L.
|All year round
This is mainly for drinking. Use a strong heavy knife or a cleaver to hack the top of the coconut into a square, and ply the lid open. The juice can then be enjoyed through a straw or poured out into a jug. Once all the liquid has been emptied, use a spoon to scoop off the flesh inside. Coconut water with its natural sweetness is adored by all. It can even replace your sports drink due to its high potassium and mineral content, and low levels of fat, carbohydrates, and calories.