Scientifically named as Cocos nucifera, coconut is known for their diverse uses from food to cosmetics. Here in Galaboda Estates, coconut is grown as a secondary crop among the tree shrubs, in the same organic soils as the tea. The coconut palm is grown throughout the tropics for decoration, as well as for its many culinary and non-culinary uses; virtually every part of the coconut palm can be used by humans in some manner and has significant economic value.
For exporting, coconut is manufactured into different products such as coconut milk, coconut powder, coconut oil, coconut water, coconut butter etc. All these are processed from the kernel or the flesh of the coconut fruit and its water. Sometimes, the coconuts are sent as whole as well, removing the water inside.
Coir from the husk of the coconut is used in making of ropes, mats, brushes and stuffing for mattresses. Also, it is used to make pots in horticulture and mats in geotextile. The coconut shell is used to make ornament as well as to make coal. Bags, baskets and pouches are made from leaves, and woven coconut leaves are used to shelter roofs. The coconut trunk is a good timber for roofing.