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Coconut

Coconut


16″ x 12″
Pastel on paper
A private collection of Mr & Mrs Leah and Rolando Valdez

I was born and raised in San Pablo City where Coconut is the main product of the city. During my childhood, I climbed coconut trees and played in coconut fields. I also remembered when my grandfather harvested coconut, riding his cart fulled by his carabao together with the whole crew.

Coconut Harvest

The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the palm tree family (Arecaceae) and the only living species of the genus Cocos. The term “coconut” (or the archaic “cocoanut”) can refer to the whole coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which botanically is a drupe, not a nut. The term is derived from the 16th-century Portuguese and Spanish word coco meaning “head” or “skull” after the three indentations on the coconut shell that resemble facial features.

Coconuts are known for their versatility of uses, ranging from food to cosmetics. The inner flesh of the mature seed forms a regular part of the diets of many people in the tropics and subtropics. Coconuts are distinct from other fruits because their endosperm contains a large quantity of clear liquid, called “coconut milk” in the literature, and when immature, may be harvested for their potable “coconut water”, also called “coconut juice”.

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