The process of upcycling converts waste into want. In making these garments, coconut husks were upcycled into an odor-resistant, fast drying, Cocotex® yarn. They are then blended with Repreve® recycled plastic bottles polyester yarns to create the perfect performance boardshort fabric that you can wear and enjoy. This reduces the amount of waste in the oceans and in landfills, giving you style you can feel good about.
Vita Coco, the world’s leading brand of coconut water, is exploring a sale of the company that could value it at up to $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Vita Coco’s parent company — whose investors include celebrities Madonna and Matthew McConaughey — has hired JP Morgan to advise it on a sale, three sources said. They declined to be identified as the matter is private.
Any sale of U.S.-based Vita Coco would come as traditional fizzy drink sales continue to slow and consumers increasingly turn to healthier drinks like coconut water.
The business could attract interest from beverage companies such as PepsiCo (PEP.N), Coca-Cola (KO.N) or Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS.N), which late last year paid $1.7 billion for anti-oxident drink maker Bai Brands. PepsiCo and Coke are already the No. 2 and 3 producers of coconut water.
May 30, 2016
By Dr. Mercola
It seems that coconut oil has been getting a lot of press lately and for many different reasons. It has a number of surprising uses, as a food, certainly, but for many other health-related benefits. Some of them are quite surprising.
That’s why coconut oil seems to have moved from “What is it?” to “It’s a superfood!” as people all over the world take stock of what it can do for them.
The Overall Health Benefits of Consuming Coconut Oil
Nutritionally speaking, the fatty acids in coconut oil lend can have significant effects on your wellbeing. Just take a look at some of the body-wide benefits you can reap just by adding this oil to your diet:
•Supports proper thyroid function – Unlike soy oil and other vegetable oils, coconut oil does not interfere with thyroid function. It has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation that may lead to hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.
•Promotes heart health – Animal and human studies found that heart disease risk factors such as total, LDL and HDL cholesterol levels were greatly improved by taking coconut oil.
In particular, coconut oil’s saturated fats may actually increase “good” HDL cholesterol, while also helping convert “bad” LDL cholesterol into a less harmful form. (More on this later)
•Promotes healthy brain function – Researchers found that ketones may work as an alternative energy source for malfunctioning brain cells, which has been found to reduce symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease patients.
•Gives your immune system a boost – The lauric acid, antimicrobial lipids, capric acid, and caprylic acid that coconut oil contains are known for their antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Regularly using it may help prevent colds/flus, and alleviate illnesses like hepatitis C, herpes and the Epstein-barr virus.
•Helps promote weight loss – Coconut oil provides an excellent “fuel” for your body and stimulating your metabolism to help you shed excess body fat.
Hi Alex & Ken,
Just a brief note of TREMENDOUS appreciation for the outstanding day of plantation touring you and your staff provided for us – just last week!! The professionalism, humility, integrity, patience, welcoming spirit, expertise, hospitality were “5 star!” It was quite profound to see and “to meet” our trees/ our land after months of sharing trusting e-mails and phone communication. The conversation throughout our multi-hour plantation field trip was so enjoyable, very interesting and exceptionally informative!!! Dan and I felt like “royalty” when escorted throughout our journey by the respectful and gifted Precious Timber forestry engineers. Aroldo – you were so gracious and helpful!! Simply stated, we are ELATED to be clients of Precious Timber!!!
A ba-zillion thank you’s (and . . . wishing we were still in Nicaragua!!!),
For thousands of years, the coconut palm has entwined itself in history, from tropical coasts to typical shelves in global groceries. Called the “tree of life” by the many cultures that have depended upon it through time, it provides sustenance, succor and shelter. While it now grows on every subtropical coastline around the world, genetic testing underwritten by the National Geographic Society in 2011 showed the coconut originated in India and Southeast Asia. From its original home, the nut—which can float—made its way independently, traversing both hemispheres.
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The Coconut Could Be on the Verge of Collapse
December 17, 2016
By Dr. Mercola
For many years, orange juice was the “go-to” beverage for breakfast. In the 1950s and ’60s, it was considered one of the world’s most nutritious drinks. Many people had special miniature glasses in their cupboards just for this purpose.
But good old o.j. isn’t the fashion so much anymore. In fact, last year, commercial orange juice sales reportedly sank to a new low over the previous 15 seasons. One reason is because it’s been found to be not quite as healthy or necessary for a “balanced diet” as it was once thought to be.
Another reason orange juice no longer flows at every breakfast table is because it’s been replaced by the nectar of another fruit: coconut. How well is this exotic beverage expected to fare, especially for those who have more invested than a fondness for a refreshing new drink?
Coconut Water: The Next Big Wave Is Here
Currently, Technavio estimates that coconut water sales rake in about $2 billion a year, and will probably reach $4 billion in the next five years. Celebrities have jumped onto the coconut water craze for profit, backing brands with their names attached.
More than 200 brands of coconut water are now being sold. As for the big companies, in 2007, a 25 percent stake in Vitacoco, a coconut water brand, was sold for $7 million to Verlinvest. Another 25 percent stake in Vitacoco sold to Red Bull China for about $166 million in 2014.
Read the rest of this amazing article here.
As demand for coconut products continues to grow worldwide, the top producers of the fruit struggle to keep up.
Coconuts’ remarkable levels of resilience means that they can be grown in a wide variety of soils, although they do require a relatively high amount of rainfall. The natural habitat of coconuts is found in coastal areas and on the fringes of deserts, where it is a primary source of sustenance for dwellers within these climes. The coconut is a tropical tree species, mainly grown and harvested by small-scale farmers. Production of coconuts is concentrated on island and coastal areas, such as Fiji and Samoa, as well as in the humid tropics, such as India, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia.
Coconut oil is one of the major uses for the fruit and is seen as having a variety of applications in beauty, health, and cooking.
Because demand for coconuts are not being met……………..
They say a picture is worth a thousand words…so I think this image is easily worth more.
They waited (not so patiently I imagine) 2 hours for the tractor to come out to them in order to pull them out of their mud bath.
As I write this, Ken tells me they are just seeing the tail end of another 10 hour rain storm. Tomorrow maybe Hugo will plan on doing his rounds in the tractor to reduce the chances of being stuck in the mud this time!
Rest assured that both your hardwood and coconuts trees are loving this time and will be well prepared for ongoing great growth even when the rains eventually slow down.
Between Mother Nature and Ken’s team, all our investments are in good hands.
Shortage of coconuts
Just when the world craves for it, the Caribbean’s running out of the commodity
Rich world consumers have never been keener on the coconut. Starbucks wants the tropical fruit’s milk for lattes, Rihanna promotes its water as a trendy sports drink, and the price of coconut oil has jumped more than 50% in the past year.
The Caribbean is practically synonymous with the coconut, so its farmers should be cashing in. For a bunch of reasons, they aren’t. Storms, droughts and the Lethal Yellowing disease, spread by planthopping insects, have wiped out entire farms; growers have failed to invest in new trees, or fertilisers to improve yields.