Animals that eat coconuts include bears, monkeys and other animals that eat plants and can access the coconut meat. In addition, an animal that is notorious for eating coconuts is the coconut eating crabContinue Reading
The coconut crab is one of the largest crustaceans on earth and can grow three feet across. It's native to the islands of the Indo-Pacific region. The coconut crab is nocturnal and is strong enough to crack open coconuts and eat its flesh. It also eats small mammals, fruits, carrion, fellow coconut crabs and its own exoskeleton.
Though humans aren't sure of the origins of the coconut, it is now grown on plantations in over 80 countries and is prized for its meat, "milk," oil, water and other products.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
An average coconut weighs 680 grams, and the average coconut tree produces thousands of coconuts over an approximately 70-year life span. While the average weight is 680 grams, coconuts can commonly weigh up to 2.5 kilograms.Full Answer >
Onions are flowering plants that use insect pollination to produce viable seeds. Different types of bees are the main pollinators of onions. Commercial production of onions usually harvests before flowering, however, and instead exclusively uses daughter bulbs to reproduce cultivated onions.Full Answer >
Goji berries are the fruit of the lycium barbarum and lycium chinense plants. They are edible and have a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, which has led to their marketing as a health supplement in Western markets.Full Answer >
In actuality, humans consume the flowers of several plants as vegetables, including broccoli. The head of broccoli is actually the plant's buds. Left intact with the roots, these buds open to reveal small yellow flowers. In addition to the familiar green variety, it is available as a purple plant. Broccoli is a member of the Brassicaceae family, and closely related to cabbage, kale and bok choy, according to About.com.Full Answer >