This gallery contains 42 pictures of coconut palms (Cocos nucifera). Coconut palms produce a fruit that is referred to as a coconut. Coconuts can be used as food in a variety of ways; for instance, coconut water from young coconuts and coconut milk from mature coconuts can both can be consumed as beverages. The meat in the coconut can be eaten raw or processed and made into a highly stable cooking oil. All forms contain high levels of lauric acid which provides numerous health benefits when consumed in moderation.