June 26th is National Coconut Day

On June 26th, the beloved coconut gets its day of glory. Established in 2019 by the Coconut Coalition of the Americas (CCA), National Coconut Day honors this special and versatile drupe with fanfare, promotions and recipes.

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Lighting Up Lives
for National Coconut Day!

In honor of National Coconut Day, Bioriginal – as a member of the Coconut Coalition of the Americas (CCA) – is Lighting Up Lives through an initiative to provide educational & nutritional aid to the children of coconut farmers.

In person school is about to start for these children for the first time since the pandemic shut things down. These children are in dire need of school supplies, protection from the elements and even essential nutritional support. Through the Lighting Up Lives program, CCA will support these children to help them achieve success in school by reducing and eliminating these obstacles.

Help & Give Today!

How can you celebrate National Coconut Day?

Enjoy the benefits of coconut and share your favorite ways to use coconut.

National Coconut Day can help introduce coconut oils and MCTs to new customers and provides an opportunity to tell people about how it benefits and enhances lifestyles. Make sure to post your favorite coconut fact, use, benefit or recipe on your social media and share away!

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Need some promo help?

Download and share the coconut facts shown below on your social media accounts.

Want to grab some more attention while you’re at it? Try the recipe below and share it with your customers!

Recipe

Shrimp Quinoa Risotto with Baby Kale

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total Prep: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp Virgin Coconut Oil, separated
  • 8 ounces of shrimp, uncooked
  • 2 ½ tbsp Liquid Coconut Oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ¼ cup quinoa, rinsed
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 6 cups baby kale (or quick-cooking green such as spinach, arugula, etc)

Preparation:

  • Bring the broth to a simmer, lower heat and keep warm.
  • Heat 1 tbsp Virgin Coconut Oil in a large saucepan over medium.
  • Add shrimp and sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until pink, flipping halfway through, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  • Heat the Liquid Coconut Oil in the pan.
  • Add the shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent.
  • Add garlic, stir and cook an additional 30 seconds.
  • Add quinoa, stirring to coat with the oil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  • Add wine and stir constantly until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Add ½ cup broth and the lemon juice. Stir constantly until the liquid is absorbed. Continue adding the broth ½ cup at a time.
  • When all broth is almost absorbed, add the remaining tablespoon Virgin Coconut Oil, the shrimp and fold in the kale.
  • Continue to stir until all liquid is absorbed and the kale is wilted.
  • Serve immediately.

Join the Movement and Change the Coconut Industry

The Coconut Coalition of the Americas (CCA) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to stewarding responsible growth of the coconut industry. CCA was founded in 2017 when coconut industry stakeholders realized that one unified voice was needed for the North American coconut trade. Industry members came together to steward the category and promote facts and awareness for all coconut products.

CCA’s membership is comprised of companies across the coconut products value chain including suppliers, processors, brand handlers, retailers and service companies. We all have a stake in upholding sound and credible science, responsible communications and sustainable and transparent practices around all coconut products.

Member Benefits

  • Join one united voice representing the coconut industry
  • Grow the category responsibly around the globe through initiatives like National Coconut Day (June 26th) and marketing communication efforts
  • Amplify your voice as an industry leader within and beyond the coconut category
  • Be at the forefront of initiatives to change coconut’s allergen classification and remove it from the tree nut category
  • Receive exclusive access to insights and technical support about industry issues, regulation and science
  • Access proprietary market research and key stakeholder insight reports

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