An ode to nuts.
August 11, 2010 § 2 Comments
Take-gratuitous-amounts-of-photos-bathed-in-the-golden-glow-of-the-afternoon-sun with ’em.
On special at the grocery store, it was love at first sight.
Let me reiterate why Thai young coconuts are amazing:
- They have a really similar electrolytic composition to our own blood, & are therefore excellent for re-hydration – nature’s sports drink!
- Contain potassium, only 25mg of natural sugars, no sodium & less fat than milk.
- Contain lauric acid. Check out this quote (source).
“Approximately 50% of the fatty acids in coconut fat are lauric acid. Lauric acid is a medium chain fatty acid, which has the additional beneficial function of being formed into monolaurin in the human or animal body. Monolaurin is the antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal monoglyceride used by the human or animal to destroy lipid coated viruses such as HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, influenza, various pathogenic bacteria including listeria monocytogenes and heliobacter pylori, and protozoa such as giardia lamblia. Some studies have also shown some antimicrobial effects of the free lauric acid.”
Young coconut, I do.