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:

  • They are anti-viral, anti-fungal, and anti-protozoal.
  • They support tissue healing and repair, cleanse the kidneys, and boost our immune systems.
  • Coconut water promotes the loss of excess weight by increasing our metabolism.
  • Coconut water is also full of electrolytes which hydrate and replenish the body.
  • Coconut water is the closest natural substance to plasma (our white blood cells).  The water is so pure that it can be given in intravenously in blood transfusions when fresh blood isn’t available.
  • Coconuts are hydrating and alkalizing, they clean our blood, fight disease, increase our metabolism, and boost our immune system.

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).