The coconut received its name from the Portuguese explorers who first brought it to Europe; they thought it resembled a “coco” – a mythical ghost-monster creature. The coconut’s origins are still disputed and it’s unclear whether it was originally cultivated in South America or South Asia, but both regions provide perfect conditions for the coconut to thrive.
We have been importing coconuts from the Dominican Republic for over 50 years. We take pride in the generations-long relationship we’ve established with the farmers in those regions and believe that the best coconuts are grown there.
Several parts of the coconut can be eaten, including the coconut meat and the coconut water. It’s a delicious and healthy fruit that adds fiber to your diet, regulates your digestive system, and speeds up your metabolism.
If you’d like to learn more on the coconut’s nutritional benefits and health facts, please visit the health section.
If our coconuts are not available where you currently shop, please do not hesitate to contact us and we’ll do our best to bring them to a supermarket near you.
Coconut meat is very low in cholesterol and sodium. It is also a very good source of Manganese.