Coconut is well known for its flavour, nutritional benefits and source of versatile materials, prompting it to be known in Sanskrit as kalpavriksha, meaning “the tree which provides all the necessities of life”. Sri Lanka is the 5th highest producer of coconut in the world, with an FAO-estimated production of 2 million tonnes in 2012. The following video, created by The Perennial Plate shows just how important the humble coconut is to life in Sri Lanka:
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Coconut: Nose to Tail from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo.
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