WHAT'S AROMATIC COCONUT
“Aromatic coconut” is a fruit that is outstanding for the taste of its water and delicious sweet meat. Its uniqueness is “aromatic” qualification that other breeds do not have. The aromatic substance in this coconut is 2-ACETYL-1-PYRRO:INE (2-AP), same as that in Jasmine rice and Pandan leaves. The water and meat of aromatic coconut also contains minerals, vitamins, hormones and antioxidants that benefit everyone. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations promotes the coconut water as a sport drink.
Aromatic coconut is popular among consumers. This breed is found in only one place of the world, Thailand. According to the announcement of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, it is “prohibited” for breed export. It is preserved for planting in Kingdom of Thailand only.
Aromatic coconut was a conventional bleeding from the native’s coconut. The appropriate areas to plant are Damnoen Saduak District, Ratchaburi, Ban Phaeo District, Samut Sakhon, Sam Phran District, Nakhon Pathom and Amphawa District, Samut Songkram because Coconut palms require warm conditions for successful growth, and are intolerant of cold weather. The aromatic could be less if planting far from these appropriated areas.