Coconuts (Cocos nucifera) are one of the most nutrient-rich foods on the planet. They are a good source of iron, phosphorus, zinc and other minerals and vitamins.
Coconuts are also a good source of protein and fiber while containing few naturally occurring sugars. According to recent scientific consensus, the saturated fats contained in coconuts are metabolized as soon as they are consumed and are not converted into cholesterol or body fat.
The presence of electrolytes in coconuts has made coconut water a most refreshing and low calorie drink in tropical countries since time immemorial.