1 cup= 283 Calories
1 Medium whole= 1,405 Calories
Coconut is a sweet-tasting tropical fruit that is available year round. Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a “functional food”? because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Coconut is used to treat a wide variety of health problems including the following: abscesses, asthma, baldness, bronchitis, bruises, burns, colds, constipation, cough, dropsy, dysentery, earache, fever, flu, gingivitis, gonorrhea, irregular or painful menstruation, jaundice, kidney stones, lice, malnutrition, nausea, rash, scabies, scurvy, skin infections, sore throat, swelling, syphilis, toothache, tuberculosis, tumors, typhoid, and ulcers.