Coconut: “The Tree of Life”. Mai Kao Yang. History (in theory). Theory 80 million years ago Southern Hemisphere, Gondwana. History. 4 th -century B.C ., Sanskrit’s writing 1 st –century to 4 th century A.D, Tamil literature India
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Coconut: “The Tree of Life”
Mai Kao Yang
Kerala state is the lead of production in India
Located at the south tip, bordering water and closest to equator
Addition Health Benefits
Powerful against- Antibacterial - Antiviral- Antifungal agents- HIV are sensitive to coconut oil•Excellent moisturizer for dry skin•Coconut oil is absorbed quickly and give energy like carbohydrate
Home-based cottage industry
50% are without electricity
Majority of the women in the village work in the factory
Work every day, except Sunday,
Shift from 8 to 5:30 p.m.
Work outside in all types of weather
Interact with the middleman
“The day of coconut as mainly or solely a monoculture appears to be almost over.”