Seychelles nut (coco de measures, sea nut) is a large fruit that can be considered one of the largest, most interesting and unusual on Earth. This rare plant, as you can guess by its name, grows in the Seychelles. Today, the state authorities protect palm trees (lodoicea maldivica), on which unusual nuts grow. Every tree is recorded on the islands.
The walnut Seychelles coco de measures became symbols of the islands of the same name many years ago. The fruit was even depicted on the stamps of foreign passports. According to locals, earlier nuts fell from trees and fell into the sea, which took them to the other coast. However, there the fruits did not take root. People who found unique nuts on the shores considered them a sacred gift. They called the plant a message of the gods. Many locals assured, it is able to cure the most complex diseases.
African sultans considered Seychelles a natural aphrodisiac. They were ready to give any money for it. The sale of the medicinal fruit was carried out by pirates. Residents of India and Indonesia considered the plant one of the most mysterious. Because the fruit often fell from trees into the water, they claimed that the nut grows on a palm tree under water, which periodically pushes it to the surface.
Seychelles male and female nut grows on palm trees, the height of which reaches 30 m. From each tree annually you can collect up to 70 fruits. The weight of nuts reaches 25 kilograms. Those specialists who care for rare trees today, carry out their work in protective helmets, as accidentally collapsed fruit can cause serious injuries. Seychelles mature about 7 years. World botanists to this day have not found out how this unique plant is pollinated.
The flesh of the Seychelles palm nut is added to the food, as it has a lot of beneficial properties. However, it can be eaten only after the fetus has fully matured and gained its maximum weight. If you break the immature nut, it will flow out of the light mass, which has no special taste qualities. But after a while this mass hardens, acquires a beige hue and unusual taste. Another feature of the fruit is an unusual form. These are two halves that merge into one. In the area where this crop grows, there are no more other trees and plants. This is due to the fact that tall palm trees simply obscure the light of the sun, which is so necessary for many plant crops.
Sea coconut is quite a high-calorie product. Its nutritional value is 354 kilocalories per 100 g. The flesh of the fruit is quite fatty and nutritious, so it is recommended to use it in moderation. Previously, the nut is worth a fortune, many sultans were ready to give for it any money and jewelry. This was due to a number of positive properties of the product:
It has a stimulating effect on the work of the male reproductive system.
Men help with infertility.
Blocks the symptoms of neurological diseases.
Eliminates stomach disease.
Reduces the percentage of cholesterol in the body.
Blocks the negative symptoms of diabetes.
Strengthens the immune system.
Due to the nutrient components in the composition, sea coconut helps to cope with avitaminosis, which arose against the background of weight loss or a change of season. How Seychelles nuts are eaten is a question for many buyers. Mostly they eat pulp, from which juices and various dishes are made.
In ancient times, all parts of coco-de-mer nuts were used to treat various pathologies. On the basis of its pulp and peel produced various powders, infusions, drinks that helped to cope with many chronic diseases. To this day, nothing much has changed - coco de mer is also used for the preparation of medicinal products. The scope of the interesting and unusual sea coconut is extensive:
On the basis of pulp prepare delicious cocktails, desserts, classic dishes. Also from the coconut mass make cosmetic products that moisturize the skin and heal wounds.
Locals use coconut pulp to treat avitaminosis. Nut makes up for the deficiency of macronutrients and mineral components in the body.
Many people use coco de mer as a taste enhancer.
On the basis of the peel are made infusions and decoctions that improve the gastrointestinal tract and accelerate metabolism.
Also on the basis of the shell make wooden decorations, utensils, elements of decor.
A three-day diet based on Seychelles nut will help to get rid of 2 extra pounds. To lose weight, it is necessary for 3 days to eat sea coconuts (50 g per day), chicken breast (100 g per day), vegetables (up to 150 g per day). In addition, you should drink tea, mineral water, herbal broth. All products are prepared without salt and spices. Instead of meat, you can add low-fat fish. It also needs to be baked or boiled. Practice such weight loss should not be more than 2 times in six months.
On unloading days, you can eat up to 100 grams of sea coconut. This amount of pulp should be stretched by 3-4 receptions. In addition, you can drink water, tea, herbal broth. Eating any other food is prohibited. It is allowed to spend 1-2 such unloading days per month. If a person has chronic pathologies, it is better to reduce the frequency to 1 times a month.