Coconuts in Health and Nutrition

Coconuts and Malaria

Here is a web page about the efforts in Peru to fight malaria by growing bacteria inside coconuts. A strian of bacteria known as Bacillus thuringiensis var israelensis H-14 (Bti) is effective in killing mosquito larvae. This strain is expensive to buy commercially. Thus, as this page states, "a cheap way to produce Bti" is to grow it in coconuts.

Coconuts and Lauric Acid

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0001c1zb.html - Press Release: Coconuts rich in lauric acid -- Jennies Macaroons

Coconuts, Cholesterol, and Fat

The "Industrial Revolution" for Fats and Oils Began in 1910
Summary of Trans Fatty Acids
Harvard Heart Letter - July 1995
10 Foods You Should Never Eat (Coconut Oils as fat)
IU Health Center Health & Wellness Education

Coconuts and Nutrition in General

How To Eat Like An Athlete FAQ
Southern Section ASAS Ruminant Nutrition II
ATP: Chapter 2a (Dietary Therapy and Physical Activity (Coconut Oil))

Cholesterol - The Other Big C in the Western World (1) Cholesterol -- avoid Coconut (sigh) Library (CIC, Food/Nutrition) - Eating to Lower Your High Blood Cholesterol Library (CIC, Food/Nutrition) - Eating for Life Library (CIC, Food/Nutrition) - Buying Canned and Frozen Fruits Library (CIC, Food/Nutrition) - The Food Guide Pyramid Library (CIC, Medical Problems) - High Blood Cholesterol Library (IFIC, Dietary Fat and Cholesterol) - Sorting Out the Facts About Fat Library (IFIC, Food Additives) - Food Additives GOOD NUTRITION - A LOOK AT VEGETARIAN BASICS Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure Fats & Oils Fruit & Vegetables Nuts and Seeds - Information Sheet Stanford Medical Development: Heart Update Whole Foods Market: Fat Facts List of Allergens (C)

Coconuts in the Vegetarian Diet

World Guide To Vegetarianism Vegetarian Journal's Foodservice Update (Vol. II, No. 2) Vegetarianism in a Nutshell

Coconuts and Personal Hygiene

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