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Why we're loco for coconuts

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Faster than a gym junkie can hydrate with a young coconut, this super food is as delicious as it is versatile. But the ancient drupe that bore these "it" ingredients ain't no passing fad. It's loved the world over in creamy curries, Hawaiian pies, banana blossom salads and Bosnian bickies. Coconut, we salute you: flesh, flour, milk and all. www.sbs.com.au/food/blog/2014/09/18/why-were-loco-coconuts
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