Everywhere, USA, September 2017—There’s an old English novelty song called “I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts”, and in most cases, it was sung utilizing a Cockney accent, with the second word pronounced “lover-lee”.  Introduced in this country by Merv Griffin, the guy who created Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, and later Danny Kaye, it was at the top of the charts when World War II was ending.  When we received the release containing the information in this article, we thought it appropriate to use as a headline.  Ed.)

According to what we’ve been told, there’s a respected survey out that suggests Americans are “coco-nuts” about the fruit—and not just about its taste.

Consider this:  64% of Americans use coconuts as a body product.

To conduct the NationalToday.com Coconut Day Survey, the researchers at National Today [www.nationaltoday.com]—America’s favorite online destination to commemorate quirky and fun holidays—asked 1,000 Americans about their feelings on everyone’s favorite versatile fruit, in a survey conducted a month ago.  Here are some of the findings:

>> 95% OF AMERICANS ARE IN LOVE WITH COCONUTS
Only 5% say they dislike it. 88% of Americans use coconut oil, while another 64% drink coconut water.

>> ONLY 12% OF AMERICANS HAVE CRACKED OPEN THEIR OWN COCONUT
88% of Americans leave the coconut-cracking to the professionals—but it doesn’t stop their raw coconut enjoyment. 17% say they’ve eaten coconut meat straight out of the shell, while 14% have enjoyed an alcoholic beverage in a coconut.

>> AMERICA’S TOP 5 WAYS TO CONSUME COCONUT
#1: In baked goods (36%)
#2: Coconut water (15%)
#3: Straight from the shell (15%)
#4: In granola (8%)
#5: As a vessel for alcohol (5%)

>> AMERICA’S TOP 5 FAVORITE WAYS TO USE COCONUT OIL
#1: On my hair (26%)
#2: In place of butter or vegetable oil (22%)
#3: As a moisturizer (19%)
#4: As a body lotion (16%)
#5: To take off my makeup (3%)

Maybe it’s time to crack one open!