Benefits of Coconut Stem and Examples of Processed Products

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Benefits of Coconut Stem and Examples of Processed Products

Coconut trees are productive and produce fruit for about 70-80 years of life. After that, they must be cut down to make way for new trees. Every year, millions of old coconut trees are cut down and thrown away. You can imagine how much waste there is every year. Rotten coconut trees attract insects, rodents, and other agricultural pests. However, the development of coconut wood processing technology into various types of furniture, carvings, and building materials.

Not only that, coconut trunks are widely used as charcoal, in addition to their application as a construction material, furniture, interior, and flooring raw materials. Charcoal from coconut trees has better quality than other types of charcoal.

What is Coconut Stem?

The coconut trunk is the part of the coconut tree that grows from the ground up. The coconut trunk consists of a dry, hard outer layer called the coconut bark, and a soft, water-filled inner layer called the young coconut trunk.

The coconut trunk grows in a unique way, with continuous growth from the ground up. This growth occurs because of growth-making cells called meristems. These meristem cells are found in the growth area on the coconut trunk, which is located at the end of the stem.

Benefits of Coconut Stem

The coconut trunk is the part of the coconut plant that is above the ground and functions as a support for the coconut leaves. In addition, coconut trunks also have several benefits that can be utilized by humans, including:

  1. As a raw material for making handicrafts
    Coconut trunks can be processed into various kinds of handicrafts such as mats, clothes hangers, and others.
  2. As a planting medium
    Coconut stalks can be used as a planting medium for several types of plants such as vegetables, flowers, or other ornamental plants.
  3. As a raw material for making traditional medicines
    Coconut trunks can be used as a raw material for making traditional medicines that can help treat various diseases.
  4. As a raw material for making organic fertilizer
    Coconut stalks can be processed into organic fertilizer that can be used to strengthen plant growth systems.
  5. As a raw material for making charcoal
    Coconut stalks can be processed into charcoal which can be used as fuel or as an ingredient in making soap.
  6. As a healthy food
    Young coconut stems can be eaten as a healthy food rich in water and nutrients. Old coconut trunks can be used as raw materials for various products, such as coconut flour, coconut milk, and others.
  7. As a raw material for making furniture
    The fiber texture of coconut wood cannot be found in other types of wood. Coconut wood has a feature, namely the artistic location of the fibers, especially on the hard parts, so it is attractive if coconut wood is used as household furniture. Therefore, most furniture brands use coconut wood because of its distinctive appearance. Coconut wood floors and interior decoration are the right and potential blend of coconut wood.

Whole coconut trunks are also sometimes used as electricity poles and telecommunication lines. Apart from the construction industry, other sectors also see the economic potential of the benefits of coconut stems and their preparations. The tourism industry in Asia and the Pacific, for example, uses handicrafts, and furniture made from coconut materials has an exotic appeal among foreign tourists.

With the many benefits that coconut trunks have, this plant is very beneficial for humans in various aspects of life. Besides being a food source, coconut can also be a source of raw materials that are useful in making various kinds of processed products.

Example of Processed Coconut Stem

Most tropical countries that have abundant coconut trees and plantations are thriving due to increased demand. Coconut wood has a similar appearance to mahogany, with a very similar color, it can replace expensive types of mahogany on the market.

Wood with a medium density and a hardness of 400 to 600 kilograms per cubic meter makes a good material for ceiling beams, horizontal beams, and walls. Meanwhile, low-density wood with a hardness of 200-400 kilogram per cubic meter is suitable for use in structures without loads, such as internal trim, panels, and ceilings.

The hardest and densest part of the coconut trunk between 600-800 kilograms is ideally used in load-bearing structures, as follows:

  • Floor tiles or parquet
  • Floor beams
  • Door frame
  • Window frames
  • Pillar
  • Balustrade/railing pole
  • Purlin
  • Scaffolding/scaffolding
  • Fence
  • Girt
  • Rafting
  • decking
  • Furniture

Hopefully, the discussion above can add to your knowledge and be useful. After knowing what coconut sticks are, the benefits of coconut sticks, and examples of processed coconut sticks. Look forward to new information and insights about coconut products only here.

RMJ-ID is a supplier of coconut products in Indonesia. We produce desiccated coconut powder, charcoal briquette, RBD Coconut Oil, Virgin Coconut Oil, Coconut Fiber, and Cocopeat Block which are ready to be exported and shipped throughout Indonesia.

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