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A little tidbit I found: During World War II doctors discovered that the liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.

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Yes, the Indonesian Navy is doing this all the time, just anchor the ship nearby to an Island to get the young coconut. The young coconut juice is sterile and it contains all the minerals and glucose for Intravenous purposes. The coconut tree is a tropical plant, so we will have a tough time growing this in the Northern hemisphere unless one has a large and tall greenhouse. It also requires a sandy soil, like a sandy beach. If one is too far inland, like in the mountains, coconut will not grow, as even in the tropics it only grows on the lower elevations.

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