Coconut is one of the primary ingredients used in South Indian food. The coconut meat is grated and added to dishes, like coconut rice. It is also used in chutney and for garnishing purpose. The sweet high-fat fruit can also be consumed raw. Widely found in tropical countries, like India, this commodity is a rich source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. The benefits of consuming coconut are many, from strong immune system, improved digestion, reduced risk of heart disease to healthy skin and hair.