Coconut shreds

The term coconut can refer to the entire coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit. Like other fruit, it has three layers which make up the "husk" of the coconut. The outer layer is thin and smooth, the middle one is fibrous, the husk is dark brown. Three sprout holes are located at the pointed side of a fruit.

When dried, the coconut white flesh is called copra from which oil is derived. Purified copra is used to make coconut shreds. The milk derived from it, called coconut milk, is commonly used in cooking.

By cutting a coconut palm inflorescence you can obtain juice which is used to produce syrups, sugar, vodka and wine.