if you are going to be a Tree? What kind of tree are you?

coconut tree of life - Coconut tree is consider the fruit of life, because of its benefits starting from roots to it's upper trunks could be utilize into many products and by products.
Philippines
September 11, 2009 3:47am CST
I like to be a Coconut tree is consider as the tree of life. The Coconut Tree (Cocos Nucifera L.) is called "The Tree of Life" because of the endless list of products and by-products derived from its various parts. Food, shelter, fuel - name it, the coconut has it.The coconut industry is considered a major dollar earner that provides livelihood to one-third of the country's population. Aside from food food manufacturing agency, they are a lot of products and by products from coconut tree... A previous breakthrough it could help to alleviate some diseases to make people healthy... Here are some excerpts with the reasons why coconut tree is consider the tree of life..Coconut oil retards aging. It counteracts heart, colon, pancreatic and liver tumor inducers. In the detergent industry, Its most outstanding characteristic is its high saponification value in view of the molecular weight of most of the fatty acid glycerides it contains effective sanitizer. Coconut Water Another breakthrough use is in coconut water therapy to cure renal disorders. "Bukolysis", as it is also called, is the medical process of reducing or dissolving urinary stones of the urinary tract systems using buko water from 7 to 9 months old coconuts. Bukolysis is the brainchild of Dr. Eufemio Macalalag Jr., a urologist. For preventive medication, water from one mature coconut consumed daily, could almost guarantee that the formation of stones in the urinary tract will be avoided. To those already afflicted, the coconut water theraphy has been proven to be an inexpensive and effective cure. Coconut water is commonly promoted as an economical thirst quencher, hunger satisfier and medical cure for renal disorders all in one. Using coconut water, a nata de coco-like growth produced after 14 days which, when cooked in syrup, is a popular dessert. This nata-like growth is dextran and can be made to comply with the specifications for clinical dextran, an important contribution in the atomic defense against radiation sickness. Sources of reference:http://pca.da.gov.ph/tol.html If you are going to be a fruit? What kind of fruits do you like to become? Why you choose this fruit?
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
11 Sep 09
I think i will wanna be a palm tree instead.. hehe ^_^ BEcause i'm someone whom likes the sand and the sea, plus palm trees are best for me.. lol =D Being able to see my favourite thinga all day and night long, able to provide shelter for ple when weather is too hot etc.. haha =D Most of all, palm trees are strong, and they give one the right kind of mood for holidays.. hehe ^_^ It's relaxing to me, as if i'm at the beach, whenever i see any palm trees.. haha =D
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
yap, that is good, you could provides a shades for every people who seat down beside you while watching the beautiful scenery..And, what is your favorite things?..lol..Beaches is a good way to unwind relax to relieve of the stress while frolicking with your favorite fruit shakes on your hand while seeing the beautiful babe..isn't it?..
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• Philippines
16 Sep 09
yeah, that is true-a very intellectual remarks..lol..nature cannot be created by humans as they are God creation and could never ever duplicated and so are you?
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
17 Sep 09
I'm part of nature.. lol =D
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
12 Sep 09
I would say a Banana tree. Each individual fruit (known as a banana or 'finger') has a protective outer layer (a peel or skin) with a fleshy edible inner portion. Both skin and inner part can be eaten raw or cooked. Western cultures generally eat the inside raw and throw away the skin while some Asian cultures generally eat both the skin and inside cooked. Typically, the fruit has numerous strings (called 'phloem bundles') which run between the skin and inner part. Bananas are a valuable source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium. Bananas are grown in at least 107 countries.[3] In popular culture and commerce, "banana" usually refers to soft, sweet "dessert" bananas. The bananas from a group of cultivars with firmer, starchier fruit are called plantains. Bananas may also be cut and dried and eaten as a type of chip. Dried bananas are also ground into banana flour. Sourse from here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
hi, lakota, I like to eat every kinds of bananas which are of different varieties they are called by us the table bananas or cavendish bananas which could be eaten when ripe. Their are small yellow bananas as I usually feed it to my love birds and to the monkey. Then, the aromatic bananas we call it milagrosa which have color orange yellow which could be mad as bananas desserts. Then the green large and long bananas which we bake as banana bread. They are also bananas which are green large bananas and I like to eat like banana cue which is fried after that sprinkle with melted sugar then stick with a barbecue-that how its got its name-a banana cue, their is also bananas wrapped in bananas wrapper. And, the best things about a bananas the young trunk could be eaten like bananas salad, including the young fruit. Then, the best things the bananas leaves every time I roast a milkfish with marinated herbs inside the cut belly of the fish I put a lemon grass which gives a aromatic smell and delicate flavor. Then, I wrap in bananas leaves which is a very delectable dishes. You won't regret once you taste it, it really taste good. The leaves is also used to wrap roasted chicken and in making suman or sweet glutinous rices with latik or dried sweetened coconut milk and also my mother specialize in cooking biko and the leaves serves as a covering in a bilao or bamboo tray. Bananas really is a delicious fruits with a lot of benefits aside from you mention. I read from a lot of discussion, eating bananas lessen the pain during women period.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
14 Sep 09
all thuis sounds good but I am no where near a trees to get the leaves and I know they dont sel them in the stores here but sometimes wish they were1
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
oh, you mean their are no trees planted in your backyard, mine I have plenty. The leaves is like an alternatives to used instead of aluminum foil to wrap in a fish while roasting or in a chicken. You should try it and if you find a banana leaves ,they could make a dish with a good taste and smell good. Have a nice day!
@yugasini (12839)
• Anantapur, India
12 Sep 09
hi neeli, Really coconut tree is very great,it is quite right that the uses which you have mentiond in the discussion is very useful to us,have a nice day
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
Yeah, and as i observe coconut trees aside from the many uses as a ingredients in different food and many types of items could be used from its whole tree. The oil is good to put in a wounds such as those with chicken pox, they could make the scabs dried and fall fast.
@yugasini (12839)
• Anantapur, India
14 Sep 09
hi neeli, thanks for the comment,response we are using coconut oil for preparing food,but Kerala people are using coconut oil for cooking food,most of the Andhra Pradesh people will not agree to to add for food,but we use coconut for devotional purpose,and for making food items also,have a nice day
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
hi yugasini, yeah, I am using coconut oil every time I fried food. Then I use the fresh coconut oil to smoothen my hair, it really makes hair lustrous and thick. I too love too cook food with chicken curry in coconut milk. That is really a delicious food. Their are really lot of valuables uses for coconut and every parts of the tree is usable. You could not really discard one parts as a trash. Everything is usable and that is why it is known also as the fruit of life. It gives a lot of contributions..
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
27 Sep 09
hello there... well, coconut tree is really a good choice and also comes into my mind...but i will still chose to be a NARRA! hehe our national tree... this tree is known for its strength and woods made from it are really of great quality..plus it also have medicinal benefits... i think this is the one for me...and i guess this tree is really great...coz it will not be our national tree for no reason...
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
if i were a tree i want to be a Durian tree it is one of the different taste I have ever taste so far and it is only found in Davao city Philippines.firstly,it is needs to handle vey carefully because of the outside covering can injure yourself if fall on you.i cannot explain how it so sweet and want grab some more.its very exquisite taste.its been exporting for years in abroad.the fruits can be made like candies,ice cream,durian shakes.even cakes flavor.its so amazing this fruits only found in davao city.
• Philippines
15 Sep 09
Hi amyson, Durian is a tangy with a strong pungent odor which could be eaten raw in a ripened fruits, made into candies and jellies. The only fallback of this fruits it is not allow to be carry by passengers in an airplane as some tourist have dislike with its strong smell. But, their is a techniques in eating, you must pinch your nose with your fingers while the other hands is grabbing the fruits to be eaten by you. They are many varieties of Durian fruit and the small variety with only few pulps have bigger soft foamy stuffs inside the fruits are the sweetest variety.
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Sep 09
hi neelianoscet if I were to be a tree I would be 'a persimmon tree and bear many lucious fruits'for everyone to eat and to be healthy.my leaves would'be beautiful to see all year round and my fruit would' mnake everyone happy as it is so delicious to eat.
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
Persimmon tree is call in my country as local version of the mabolo fruit or the velvet fruit and it looks like a purple with hard covering on the outside and with a white pulp on the inside, and it is the one which is eaten. Yeah, the fruit is very edible, high in vitamin C, with calcium and it is also known as the fruit of the God. It is also good ingredients in varieties of food and have its own components for the healthy benefits of its eaters.
• Philippines
12 Sep 09
if i were a tree i would like to be a coconut.all parts of coconut have uses.from the roots to leaves,the coconut has something that it can be used for.also,coconut is very profitable.I have read somewhere that virgin coconut oil can help fight off diseases like cancer,HIV,and AIDS.
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
That is really a good choice and what a coincidence your name implies as coco..lol..Coconut tree is a good kind of tree and if it is proven for a long run that it is a probable cure for HIV, AIDS, cancer and other diseases is really a miracle tree! It could solves a lot of diseases and helps a lot of people overcome their illnesses because of using virgin coconut oil.
@flower21 (766)
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
i do not like to be a tree cause tree being cut die too. i like to be a stronger tree stronger than stones and metals could not be cut down..
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
yeah, like men have its end and if it got to be cut down to be made into a wooden furniture or other wood based materials.
@pjsr18 (340)
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
Coconut tree is a good choice. But beware that the coconut oil is the only plant that has saturated fats meaning, it can be dangerous to human health. That's why we have the so-called VIRGIN COCONUT OIL, they further refine the coconut oil. Anyways, if I would be a fruit, I would be a pine apple because it's my favorite fruit. It's also a main source of Vitamin C.
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
hi pjsr, this is what I have found; You are right in terms of using virgin coconut oil but Coconut oil is made up of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA’s). Two-thirds of the saturated fat in coconut oil is a medium-chain saturated fat. This important fact deserves clarification as MCFA’s actually helps us to lose weight, lower cholesterol, improve diabetic conditions and reduce the risk of heart disease. One of the most outstanding benefits of consuming MCFA’s is that they do not require the liver and gallbladder to digest and emulsify them. This means instant energy and increased thermogenesis (increased metabolic rate in the body) which leads to more heat production as well as improved circulation. For anyone with impaired fat digestion or a removed gallbladder, coconut oil is the only oil to consume as it is very easily digested. MCFA’s are also known for having antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties, so they are beneficial to our immune system. In addition, coconut oil assists people with under-active thyroids by increasing the metabolic rate of the body and creating more energy. sources:http://www.naturalnews.com/022313.html Thus, coconut oil helps and not really a bad fat.
@samson1967 (7422)
• India
11 Sep 09
Even in my case it is coconut Tree, We call coconut trees as KALPATHARU, meaning the tree that gives everything. Have you tasted coconut flower? the White chunk available on the crown of a coconut plant...
• Philippines
14 Sep 09
Yeah, the young flower is very edible and that is called "Ubod" in my country. I like to eat the young trunk of the upper coconut tree and it is called the millionaire salad or ubod which could be made as salad. I eat even raw it taste good. It could also be includes as ingredients in making fresh lumpia with grilled meats with peanuts sauces. They really taste good, everything about coconut is delectably tempting..