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May 26, 2017

Belize City Hosts Coconut Fest

Jason Edwards

Coconut is considered one of the healthiest tropical fruits and there is an abundance of the fruit in Belize.  Along the highways and in the markets, the refreshing water is available to keep you hydrated.  The Belize City Council is hosting its first ever coconut fest on Saturday at the Battle Field Park.  Today, News Five spoke with Councilor Jason Edwards, who says that there will be lots of food featuring coconuts as well as art and craft made from the fruit.


Jason Edwards, Councillor

“We have decided to highlight the prominence of coconut within our country. As you know, Sir Isaac Mortar is one of the first black Belizeans to become a millionaire by planting coconuts in this country. And as we speak right now, I could guarantee you that there are many Belizeans who are cooking that coconut rice and beans, Creole Bread and Johnny cake. Tomorrow, which is May twenty-seventh, we are having our first annual coconut festival where we want to highlight how popular coconut is in Belize; coconut to many, or cuc’nat to many of us creoles in the country. We have a whole line up of artists from ten to ten. We have Alfrain Supaul, DJ Jago, Eterio, TY, Cocono Bwai, Youth Connection Band, X Band, Mime – to entertain us. Many different booths with foods from our country; tablata, stretch mi guts, coconut fudge – you will be able to find that out there. There is an individual that is making a special coconut drink that will be sold out there – we will have different alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks out there.”

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1 Response for “Belize City Hosts Coconut Fest”

  1. Factcheck says:

    Coconut is a DIURETIC so it actually DEHYDRATES you by making you urinate more. Coconut is also high in saturated fats (90% saturated fats compared to butter at 65%) which contributes to HIGH CHOLESTEROL so I’m not sure why it would be called one of the healthiest tropical fruits. As a professional, your job is to present facts so as not to misinform your readers. Please do your research.

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