*** For 4 Persons ***
- Dates: half a kilo (pitted)
- Biscuit: packet (tea)
- Chocolate Chips: 1/4 cup (optional)
- Almonds: 2 tablespoons (coarse crushed)
- Coconut: 1 cup (to cover)
- We break the biscuits and knead all the ingredients, except for the coconut.
- We form the mixture into balls and cover them with coconut.
- It is possible to use wet coconut and possible to use regular coconut.
- Bonne Appétit!
The History Of The Coconut Palm
Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) is often found throughout the tropics and in many
islands within the Pacific because it is that the tropics’ commonest plant. Its history is complex and
has played a serious role in both human and ecological survival. The origins and its
dissemination have undergone much debate and there are many theories on how
coconuts arrived to the Pacific but what becomes clear is that the capacity for coconuts to
survive and colonize new areas. It starts from the start of the nut whose resiliency
has the strength to face up to a number of the world’s worst-case scenarios and therefore the palms’
ability to adapt to several different environments. Humans have also played a serious role
in cocos dispersal due to its ability to supply many various resources like food
and water. it’s often been mentioned because the “tree of life” or the “tree of heaven” (Chan
and Elevitch 2006). during this paper, i will be able to examine the explanation of the coconut and
the various theories on how it arrived within the Pacific. This information is vital
when watching ecosystems like Palmyra and Fanning Island who face ecological
impacts thanks to the rise in coconut palms. Little information is understood about the
presence of coconuts to the 2 islands but there are many examples throughout the
Pacific during which coconuts are introduced. i will be able to seek to relate these situations
with Fanning and Palmyra so as to know what may have occurred.
Cocos nucifera also referred to as coconut, comes from the Palmae
(palm) which consists of 4000 species of huge monocotyledonous plants. The plant has many
has many uses and has been a standard resource for food crops and decorative aesthetics
(Rieger 2006). Coconut palms are pantropical, meaning they will be found in most tropical
and sub tropical regions (Chan and Elevitch 2006) (Maloney 1993). Most palms have a
single segmented flexible trunk (Turnbull 2004) with a mean height of 65-72 feet (Chan
and Elevitch 2006) but can reach up to 100 ft, while cultivated plants generally reach
about 20-50ft (Rieger 2006). During the primary 40 years palms can grow about 12-20 inches a
year (Chan and Elevitch 2006). The trunk is anchored by many roots which prefer loose
sandy soils, yet are very resilient to strong winds of cyclonic strength (Turnbull 2004). Palms
have one among the most important leaves, fronds, which are pinnately compound that sprout spirally
from the apex of the trunk. There are often up to 30 leaves on one tree, each frond averages at
about 20 ft long , leaves produce about 200 leaflet per annum , the typical lifespan of 1
frond is up to three years. Typically one frond is lost and formed monthly (Rieger 2006)
developing about 12-14 fronds per annum (McCormack 2007). Coconut palms don’t begin to
produce fruit until they reach about five years old and may still produce for about 50
years (Turnbull 2004). Each mature palm can produce within the region of 50-80 annually (Chan
and Elevitch 2006).