Coconuts at Cetti Bay Overlook

Coconuts at Cetti Bay Overlook

by Guam Visitors Bureau
Stripes Guam

Did you know that different types and shades of coconuts have different medicinal effects and benefits? Just ask Edwin Quinata, a local farmer and the owner of the fresh coconut stand located at the Cetti Bay Overlook. While the common coconut is fat with a thick husk and has a mild taste used for coconut water, the smaller, thinner coconut is sweeter and comes from the trees Chamorros use to make tuba, a fermented drink made from coconut tree sap. Mr. Quinata, who learned traditional medicinal practices from his grandfather, says the juice from a coconut with an orange husk can help with back pain and the juice from a coconut with a spotted husk is beneficial for detoxing.

Mr. Quinata serves a variety of coconuts that are harvested from his farm and was recently commended by Guam’s highest elected leaders for his efforts in promoting, preserving, and practicing the values of the Chamorro people and for sharing the Hafa Adai Spirit with visitors at the Cetti Bay Overlook.

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