Coconut palms are one of the oldest flowering trees in the world. Containers used to collect the sap are made out of hollow bamboo tubes that are fastened onto the thick fleshy stems covered in small flowers. The freshly gathered sap is exceedingly nutrient-rich, and comes right out of the tree naturally sweet and abundant in Minerals, 17 Amino acids, Broad-Spectrum B Vitamins, Vitamin C, and has a nearly neutral pH.
The most remarkable blessing about tapping a coconut tree, is that once it is tapped, it flows its sap continuously for the next 20 years. From a sustainability viewpoint, the harvestable energy production from tapping coconut trees for their sap (which yields 5,000 liters per hectare), rather than allowing them to produce fruit, is 5-7 times higher per hectare than coconut oil production from mature coconuts.