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Can anyone recommend a good book on coconuts?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 15, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Seems as though lots of people here love all things coconut so I'd like to find out a bit more. There seems to be hundreds of books on Amazon though including some that look as though they claim that coconut is the answer to world peace. So can anyone recommend a good read that it's interesting and informative about the uses and benefits of coconut - preferably something realistic and rigorous?

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on March 16, 2011
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this is spot on......

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Eat fat, lose fat: lose weight and feel great with three delicious, science-based coconut diets by Mary Enig and Sally Fallon (2005). Not just about weight loss, see contents below:

The truth about fats -- Facts versus fears about fats -- Fats, the real deal -- Know your fats--and your nutrients -- Our nutritional approach -- Real foods--for healing and health -- Real food, the world over -- Quick and easy weight loss -- Health recovery -- Everyday gourmet -- Recipes and resources -- Coconut recipes -- Traditional recipes -- Resources.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on March 16, 2011
at 02:40 AM

this is spot on......

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on March 15, 2011
at 10:42 PM

I set "Gone with the Wind" on my coconuts. Sorry...I couldn't resist ;)

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on March 16, 2011
at 01:25 AM

The best place for coconut related recipes is in terms of southeast Asian cuisine (where coconuts are a staple ingredient). I have a book called Southeast Asian flavors that i like, thought its not coconut oriented - more cultural focused - so probably not what you are looking for.

So just go to a book shop and look in Southeast Asian foods, trying to find something that refers to coconuts frequently in the index.

Any book that exists just to tout the benefits of coconut is going to be correct in strictly accidental situations. For clinical research you will want to look at pubmed and the different published nutrition journals (and beware that there are a fair number of junk journals with realistic sounding names online). So that will be online only unless you are already receiving hard copies of any of the nutrition journals.

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