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The many uses of cocos genus

The coconut palm and some of its most basic by-products have been serving Caribbean societies for as long as we can remember.

The coconut is a monocotyledonous (single-seeded) plant of the Acrecaceae family, belonging to the cocos genus.

While the debate of whether coconuts are to be classified as fibrous, single-seeded drupes (a type of fruit) or simply a nut or a seed is ongoing, one thing is for certain, coconuts have many varieties and are multifunctional.

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