World Coconut Day
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September 2 is celebrated as World Coconut Day.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- Theme of 2022 - "Growing coconut for a better future and life".
This day highlights the importance of coconut in our daily life.
Coconuts are used before every auspicious occasion in India and their water is considered to be the best source to hydrate the body and provide essential nutrients.
Since coconut water is low in calories, it is very useful for losing weight.
Coconut is mostly found in tropical countries.
This fruit is most popular in the Asia-Pacific region.
Indonesia is one of the largest producers of coconuts.
Indonesia (1st), India (2nd), Philippines (3rd), Brazil (4th) and Sri Lanka (5th) are the top exporters of coconut.
The coconut tree is often called the "tree of life".
It is used in various forms such as food, medicine and cosmetics.
The first World Coconut Day was celebrated on 2 September 2009 by the Asia Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) to spread awareness about the importance of coconuts and their impact on society.
Since then, UN-ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia Pacific) has authorised the APCC to celebrate this day on 2 September every year.
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