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The Coconut Could Be on the Verge of Collapse

high demand of coconut supply

Story at-a-glance -

  • The coconut is a fibrous, one-seeded drupe with three layers: the exocarp, mesocarp and endocarp, the latter being the woody layer covering the flesh
  • Coconuts have sustained a third of the world population for millennia as food, medicine, oil, and now as coconut water, valuable for hydration and the focus of a billion-dollar business
  • This one fruit-slash-nut has been shown to protect against, treat and relieve symptoms and improve everything from diabetes to Crohn’s disease, ringworm to gonorrhea, tapeworm to athlete’s foot
  • High demand has impacted the coconut crop, as have disease, farming practices and unawareness that the palm trees that bear coconuts are under threat, so prices are going up fast

By Dr. Mercola

For many years, orange juice was the "go-to" beverage for breakfast. In the 1950s and '60s, it was considered one of the world's most nutritious drinks. Many people had special miniature glasses in their cupboards just for this purpose. 

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