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Ken Sigrah and Stacey King are the couple behind NATURE PACIFIC who understand very well the problems facing indigenous communities as they struggle for daily survival and the upholding of their ethnic identity in a rapidly changing world.
Ken is an indigenous Banaban Pacific Islander whose people are referred to as the ‘Forgotten People of the Pacific’ (http://www.banaban.com). His partner, Stacey is an Australian, with six generations of her family’s involvement with the Banabans and fifteen years experience in aid and cultural projects in the Pacific region.

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COCONUT NEWS gathers news and information about coconuts and especially virgin coconut oil from all around the world. We hope by sharing information, ideas and news stories about the many health benefits of coconut that today's society will realise why the humble coconut tree has been known for centuries as 'the Tree of Life!" You will be truely amazed when you see why coconuts rightly deserve this title.

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Coconut Sugar Coconut Ice Cream

Posted by Stacey King on August 29, 2011 at 17:00 0 Comments

Coconut Sugar Coconut Ice Cream


Posted by Chrystal Baker on Aug 28, 2011 - 4:51:33 PM



LOS ANGELES—Summer’s heat is here, and it has made itself known. Cool off with homemade ice cream. This one just happens to be vegan, which may appeal to the specialty eaters in your life. Creamy coconut milk and coconut cream combine with sweet brown sugar** Banaban Coconut Sugar for much healthier alternative to create a thick frozen treat. The slight tang of lemon juice and spice of ginger add a tiny spark to each spoonful. This is an eggless ice cream recipe. If the coconut milk and coconut cream are very cold prior to mixing everything together, you can reduce the chill time to less than an hour before churning.…

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Model Miranda Kerr Sparks Latest Beauty Fad; Is It Healthy?

Posted by Stacey King on August 25, 2011 at 9:30 0 Comments

By , August 24th, 2011

 

Supermodel Miranda Kerr, who is known for her sexy Victoria’s Secret lingerie and bikini photos, has touched off the latest craze among beauty products. She’s been taking daily doses of coconut oil since she was 14.

Kerr, 27, who sprang back to her bikini body shape just a month after giving birth, says she takes up to four tablespoons of coconut oil a day to keep her skin clear and her hair and nails lustrous.

Now, health food stores in Great Britain are reporting a boom in sales of the fatty substance, according to London’s Daily Mail.…

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More on coco shell sugar

Posted by Stacey King on July 18, 2011 at 16:30 0 Comments

Posted by Stacey King on July 18, 2011 at 4:34pm 

Agri Plain Talk Philippines By ZAC B. SARIAN July 8, 2011, 3:46pm



MANILA, Philippines -- In this column last June 25, we reported on the Xylose Coco Sugar, a special kind of sugar that is extracted from the coconut shell. The company that is doing this for the first time in the world is the Toyota Tsusho Philippines, Inc. located at the DADC Economic Zone in Brgy. Darong, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.

An information material was prepared by Angelica Laurilla and sent to us by Edgar Allan Pasaol from the Department of Agriculture –Region 12.

The info material tells us that “Xylose is a natural sweetener out of coconut shell. It is also commonly known as wood sugar and is obtained from the xylan-rich portion of hemicellulose which is present in plant cell walls and fiber of coconut shells. It can also be…

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Deep history of coconuts decoded - Collecting Coconut DNA

Posted by Stacey King on June 27, 2011 at 12:54 0 Comments

The coconut (the fruit of the palm Cocos nucifera) is the Swiss Army knife of the plant kingdom; in one neat package it provides a high-calorie food, potable water, fiber that can be spun into rope, and a hard shell that can be turned into charcoal. What's more, until it is needed for some other purpose it serves as a handy flotation device.



No wonder people from ancient Austronesians to Captain Bligh pitched a few coconuts aboard before setting sail. (The mutiny of the Bounty is supposed to have been triggered by Bligh's harsh punishment of the theft of coconuts from the ship's store.) Deep history of coconuts decoded                                                 

A chef wearing avocado sunscreen holds a sweet nui vai coconut. The photo was taken in the Masoala Peninsula of Madagascar by plant biologist Bee Gunn while she was…

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