The origin of the Coconut trees is Southeast Asia and the Pacific. The tree is one of the most important crops worldwide because of its use as a building material, fuel and food supplier. The palm seed is not a nut according to botanical classification but a stone fruit like pistachios or peach.
Coconuts are rich in minerals (potassium, selenium, phosphorus), saturated fatty acids (healthy HDL cholesterol, laurin, carboxylic acid) and vitamins (B, E).
There is only the variety in the world: