Coconut, Sweet Shredded
A coconut tree is a member of the palm family, genus cocos. Coconut is a staple of many diets worldwide and is consumed as water, as flesh or oil. Coconut is often used in beauty products. The Philippines is the world’s major producer and in many societies, coconut has religious and cultural significance. Grown primarily in the tropics, the trees range up to 60 feet tall and produce between 30 and 70 coconuts annually depending on the quality of soil.