Coconut is a palm tree that is well-known as the “tree of life”, as all parts of the plant can be very useful for every aspect of life. One of the parts that have various benefits is the coconut seed, which its inner flesh and endosperm mainly become ingredients for various types of cuisines. Then, the mature and ripe coconut flesh can be processed for oil and plant milk, while its hard shell will then be processed to be charcoal and briquette.
What Are Coconut Charcoal Briquettes?
Coconut charcoal briquettes are compacted or pressed blocks made of coconut shell charcoal. It is an eco-friendly biofuel as it is produced from sustainable coconut shell resources. One of many advantages of using coconut briquette is that this kind of material is very easy to ignite and safe to use indoors because it doesn’t emit any toxic or sulfur gas. This fact makes coconut briquette become the healthiest and most environmentally safe charcoal solution.
Coconut charcoal briquette has a lot of value as a commercial product since there are many benefits and uses. Here we are going to cover several common and uncommon uses of coconut briquette as a commercial product.
- Coconut Charcoal Briquette in Food Industry
Coconut briquettes are mainly used in cooking. Compared to ordinary charcoal, coconut briquettes are virtually smokeless and dustless, making them a great alternative to be used in barbecues, fireplace, or backyard cooking. Most food producers now also tend to use coconut briquettes to prepare traditional foods due to their healthier and safer benefits.
When it is produced as food-grade activated coconut charcoal, the product is known for its ability as a detoxifier. Now, activated coconut charcoal becomes a famous ingredient in many kinds of food such as ice cream and yogurt making it a healthy option in consuming dessert.
- Activated Coconut Charcoal for Cosmetics and Health Products
Not only beneficial as food ingredients but activated coconut charcoal is also widely used as ingredients of cosmetics and health products. Activated charcoal has mighty properties that make it one of the best natural ingredients for various ranges of skin and hair care. It is great to repair hair fall and stunted hair growth. As for skincare, it is great for fighting acne and helping you achieve a flawless face.
Activated Coconut Charcoal is approved for emergency treatment such as overdoses or poisoning. It is also proven to improve kidney health, reduce intestinal gas, and become natural teeth whitener. Other benefits claimed about activated charcoal in health products are about its function as antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and detox ingredients.
- Coconut Charcoal Briquette as Industrial Fuel
The briquette of coconut shell charcoal is very potential to be a substitute for fossil fuels because coconut briquettes are easy to make and cheaper than the other fuels, let alone the basic material for making the briquette is available widely and more sustainably. Therefore, coconut charcoal briquette becomes one of the highest export demands of industrial fuel especially to industrial countries such as the United States of America, Japan, and European Countries.
Knowing that there are a lot of benefits of coconut charcoal briquette, it is important to make sure that the product you use has excellent quality. Indo Coco Nucifera produces high-quality premium briquette and activated coconut charcoal, proven by our capability to export briquette to Europe and the Middle East. Learn more about our high-quality products here or contact us for more information.