Philippines is the second-largest coconut producer in the world. It is one of the most important produce in the country. Popularly known as the “Tree of Life”, coconut is commonly known for its wide-ranging products which can be derived from its parts, from leaves down to its roots. Food, shelter, and fuel are among the few products that a coconut tree can provide.
Coconut shells are widely used in manufacturing companies as industrial fuel. It is also used to produce active carbon, a form of carbon that can absorb certain molecules and can retain good strength and physical properties because of its density.
Copra or dried coconut meat is used in extracting coconut oil which has a variety of uses. It is commonly used for cooking, but it is also useful in beauty products and other crafts such as candles and soaps.
Coconut shell charcoal is one other valuable resource which we can create out of this magical tree. Coconut shell charcoal is widely used as efficient industrial fuel and it’s also used for laundry and by blacksmiths and goldsmiths where high rate of head is required.
Coconut husks are used as growing media for plants especially for flowers. It has the capacity to keep the moisture inside which contributes healthier growth for plants. It also provides coir, a natural fiber that can be used in producing floor mats, brushes, mattresses, ropes, and fishing nets.