Coconuts were introduced by Spanish settlers in the 16th century. They are used in multiple ways – both in their raw, natural state and for derivative products.
The raw coconut produces coconut water on the inside, as well as soft, inner layer known as the “coconut jelly”. The jelly, or meat, of matured coconuts are used to make coconut milk and coconut oil. Some of the most popular uses of these are in meal preparation, or as an ingredient in hair and beauty products.