The coconut palm is a sacred tree in Polynesia, known for its many uses, from making "fare" (houses) to food and basketry. This miraculous tree, which grows abundantly on Tikehau, offers a wealth of resources:
Coconut water: The water contained in coconuts is a natural hydrating drink rich in electrolytes.
Coconut flesh: The edible part of the coconut is used at various stages to
- prepare various dishes, beverages and food products, including coconut milk, mitihue (fermented coconut milk), virgin coconut oil and many others
- preparing monoï: a body care product
-copra: for various industrial applications.
Coconut fiber: Fibers from the coconut shell are used to make mats, brushes and similar products.
Coconut shell: The outer shell of the coconut can be transformed into charcoal, used in water filters and construction materials.
Trunk wood: for construction and especially decorative purposes
Coconut palms: for weaving vegetable roofs or everyday utensils: bags, hats etc...
And many other applications