Coconut is a common fruit in the tropics.
Originating most probably from Southeast Asia, the plant has been brought across the Pacific Ocean by Austronesian peoples on canoes, as well as across the Indian Ocean by traders.
Coconut trees have become easily recognisable symbols of the tropics, not least in Thailand and the rest of Southeast Asia, and many more Pacific nations.
The white meat of the coconut, as well as the water in it, are enjoyable refreshments in the tropics. Restaurants often sell coconuts, cut open and given a straw to drink the coconut water, as well as a spoon to eat the meat.
Do you want to try it too next time in Asia?
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