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!