THE VERSATILE COCONUT
At every stage of its existence, every part of the coconut tree and fruit yield multiple benefits. A familiar sight in the tropics and sub tropics, it forms part of the diet of many, and also finds application in cooking and cosmetics. While tender, its water quenches thirst, when mature its “flesh” is edible, and the dried coconut kernel (copra) can be pressed to extract Coconut Oil. The hard shell can be used as fuel, its fibrous husk can be converted to coir and coconut milk can be used in various food preparations. The dried kernel can also be converted to desiccated coconut powder. Coconuts grown in organic farms across India produce Organic Coconut Oil, which is rich in Medium Chain Fatty Acids (MCFA).
Coconut flower sap (Neera), a non-alcoholic drink, is a rich source of sugar, minerals and vitamins. Sap from coconut is also used for producing palm sugar and palm jiggery, while coconut cake, residue from oil extraction, is used as cattle feed. In many parts of India, coconuts have religious significance and form part of rituals.
Asia accounts for a significant share of the world’s coconut production. Sri Lanka is known for “King” coconuts, which are indigenous to the island. These are orange colored, are grown without use of fertilizers, and have high water content.
India currently ranks third in the world for coconut production. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, India’s coconut production is farmed over an area of 19.8 lakh hectares, The contribution of coconut in the country's GDP is about Rs. 20,000 crore. Coconut crop provides livelihood for over one crore people in India.
The Wholesale Coconuts markets are located in the primary coconut producing States, which include Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, followed by West Bengal, Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bihar and Assam. Semi-husked coconuts, sold by Coconut Suppliers in these States have a shelf life of around 50 days.
India’s Exports of Coconut and coconut products (excluding coir and coir products) reached a new high of Rs 1450.24 crore in 2015-16.The volume and value in the Export of Coconut Oil, desiccated coconut and activated carbon have shown a significant increase, according to the Coconut Development Board.
The Tammy Trade Portal features different types of coconuts and coconut products, which can be purchased in bulk from Verified Sellers. These include fresh coconuts, semi-husked, dry coconut, copra, copra powder and fine coconut powder. The quality of the product can be certified through third party quality checks prior to shipment, and our logistics partners can help you reach the shipment to the destination in the least cost and time.
Tammy Trade also provides assistance for packaging and insurance, all of which can ensure a seamless transaction experience online and on-ground. Register today as a Verified Seller or Genuine Buyer, and engage in the refreshing business of coconut trading!