Coconuts for everyone

The Cayman Islands Agriculture Society and Market at the Grounds will be hosting “Coconut Festival/Our Traditions” on Saturday, 6 October.

The event takes place at the Stacy Walter Agriculture Pavilion in Lower Valley between 9am and noon.

There will be sampling of traditional Cayman coconut dinners, such as conch stew and beans with pie, as well as coconut ice cream, coconut candy, drops, tarts and, of course, coconut water.

Local chefs taking part in the festival include Alvin McLaughlin, Eulene McLaughlin, Ivy Thomas and Ms Zelma Lee Ebanks, to name a few.

The event is free and the public is invited to visit the Office of the Information Commissioner’s booth to meet Commissioner Jennifer Dilbert and agency staff, who will be available to discuss and answer questions.

Heath Services Authority dietician Bethany Smith will also be on hand to discuss the many benefits of coconuts, as well as to distribute handouts on healthy eating.

“Coconut water is rich in potassium, has moderate sugar levels and is a good alternative to soft drinks and fruit juices,” Ms Smith said.

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