Health benefits of coconut fruit and Uses

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Health benefits of coconut fruit and Uses

Benefits of coconut fruit

What Are the Potential Health Benefits of Coconut fruit? … You’ll also get vitamin B6, iron, and minerals like magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium. (4) About half of the saturated fat in coconut comes from lauric acid, which can help raise levels of heart-protective HDL (“good”) cholesterol.

Benefits of coconut fruit

ABSTRACT 

The health impact of uses of coconut (Cocos nucifera) was investigated for its nutritional and medicinal values. Simple survey research method was used while sample was selected using simple random sampling technique. one hundred respondents were selected.

Questionnaire was used for data collection. Results showed that there is significant impact of coconut palm on health users in Itu, that there are significant uses of coconut palm produce in Itu, Akwa Ibom State. It was recommended that tender coconut water (TCW) are encouraged to be taken so as to eliminate poisons and ameliorate drug inducement.


 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Cover page –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        i

Title page    –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        ii

Declaration –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        iii

Certification –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        iv

Dedication   –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        v

Acknowledgements        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        vi

Table of Contents –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        vii – ix

Abstract       –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        x

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1     Introduction          –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        1

1.2     Background of the Study –       –        –        –        –        –        3

  • Statement of the Problem – –        –        –        –        –        6

1.4     Research Hypothesis       –        –        –        –        –        –        7

1.5     Purpose of the Study      –        –        –        –        –        –        7

1.6     Significance of the Study          –        –        –        –        –        8

1.7     Scope of the Study         –        –        –        –        –        –        –        9

1.8     Limitation of the Study   –        –        –        –        –        –        9

1.9     Definition of Terms        –        –        –        –        –        –        9

CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1    Introduction                   –        –        –        –        –        –        –        11

2.2     Coconut Varieties           –        –        –        –         –        –        15

2.3     Cultivation and Harvesting of Coconut Palm        –        –        –        16

2.4     Some of the Medicinal and Nutritional values Derived

from Palm Production –            –        –        –        –        –        17

2.4.1  Nutritional values-          –        –        –        –        –        –        17

2.4.2 Medicinal values- –        –        –        –        –        –        –        18

2.5     Commercial, Industrial, and house hold use –        –        –        24

2.5.1  Cultivars    –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        24

2.5.2  Coconut fronds-    –        –        –        –        –        –        –        25

2.5.3  Coconut trunk-     –        –        –        –        –        –        –        25

2.5.4  Roots –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        25

2.5.5  Husk and shells     –        –        –        –        –        –        –        25

2.5.6  Copra          –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        26

2.5.7  Tool and Shelter for Animals   –        –        –        –        –        26

2.5.8 Making a rug from Coconut Fibre      –        –        –        –        27

2.6     Cooking      –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        27

2.7     Allergies      –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        28

2.7.1  Food Allergies      –        –        –        –        –        –        –        28

2.7.2  Tropical Allergies  –        –        –        –        –        –        –        28

2.8     Climate and Soil   –        –        –        –        –        –        –        29

2.9     Disease affecting Coconut Palm-        –        –        –        –        29

2.9.1 Pests  –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        29

2.9.2  Symptoms-  –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        29

2.9.3  Control measures of Pest-        –        –        –        –        –        30

CHAPTER THREE:MATERIALS AND METHODOLOGY

3.1     Introduction          –        –        –        –        –        –        –        33

3.2     Research design    –        –        –        –        –        –        –        33

3.3     Population of study –      –        –        –        –        –        –        33

3.4     Sampling procedure-      –        –        –        –        –        –        33

3.5     Instrumentation –   –        –        –        –        –        –        –        33

3.6     Data collection procedure-        –        –        –        –        –        34

3.7     Data analysis techniques-                   –        –        –        –        –        34

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS, ANALYSIS AND FINDINGS 

4.1     Introduction-         –        –        –        –        –        –        –        35

4.2     Research questions/ hypothesis analysis, tables and results-       35

4.3    Discussion of results-     –        –        –        –        –        –        40

4.4     Summary of findings-     –        –        –        –        –        –        41

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION   

5.1     Introduction-         –        –        –        –        –        –        –        42

5.2     Implication of study-      –        –        –        –        –        –        42

5.3     Recommendations-         –        –        –        –        –        –        42

5.4     Suggestion for further studies   –        –        –        –        –        43

5.5     Conclusion-     –    –        –        –        –        –        –        –        43

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APPENDIX


INTRODUCTION

The coconut (Cocos nucifera) is an important fruit tree in the world, providing food for millions of people, especially in the tropical and sub tropical regions and with its many uses.

It is often called the “True of Life”. (Chan et al., 2006). At any one time a coconut palm has 12 different crops of nuts on it, from opening flower to ripe nut. Indonesia is the largest coconut producing country before Philippines and India, having an area of about 1.78 million hectare under the crop.

Coconut which have it botanical name as Cocos nucifera is used by every country all over the world but this project work is all about the local and industrial ways of using coconut palm products and its health important in Itu Local Government Area (NMCE, 2007).

For thousand of years, coconut products have held a respected and valuable place in India folk medicine it is believed to be antiblenorrhagic antibrondlitis, febrifugal, and antigingivitic.


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