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

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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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