7 Fabulous Facts about Coconuts for Coconut Lovers ...

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If you're as nuts about coconuts as I am, you'll love these fabulous facts about coconuts for coconut lovers everywhere. My love affair with the coconut began when I was small and I would eat anything from coconut biscuits to coconut cake to satisfy my adoration. Then when I grew up and realized the many beauty products containing coconut, I graduated to using it as a moisturizer, hair conditioner, lip balm and for oil pulling. In short, whenever I have the opportunity! Here are some facts about coconuts that will make you love them a little more.

1. Not a Nut

According to botanists, coconuts are not nuts. They're a drupe. Yeah, I thought that was what happened to flowers when you didn't water them a lot, but actually a drupe is a kind of fruit. Other drupes include peaches, plums, apricots and cherries. They're basically a kind of fruit with a fleshy part surrounding a shell, which contains a seed or kernel. That's just one of the many fabulous facts about coconuts!

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