The Hawaiian word for coconut is Niu. In Sanskrit, the coconut palm is known as Kalpa Vriksha, which means “the tree which gives all that is necessary for living”.
Coconut fronds can be woven into baskets, hats and thatched roofs. The trunks can be used for buildings and making canoes. The coconut husk makes rope, rugs, and is an excellent material for shoes. Coconut shells are perfect bowls, cups and can be carved into eating utensils.
Coconuts are not only delicious they are super nutritious:
In Hawaii, you can purchase fresh young coconuts at most Health Food Stores in the produce section. If you are on Maui you can call us for a delivery of 50 or more (while supplies last).