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What is the purpose of water in the coconut seed? The reason I ask this is that I was reading about coconut water and all the benefits it has for us Humans. But why does the tree put a liquid in the seed? I read a lot more and learned that the liquid becomes a solid and is called endosperm, which is food for the coconut tree. I'm still not happy with that answer because all seeds are food for the plant they become. They are also a lot more.

I have come up with a very good explanation for the existence of coconut water and I want see if anyone else has any ideas. Remember, I am not trying to find out why there is food in the shell. That's obvious.

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    $\begingroup$ Hi! "I have come up with a very good explanation" -- you should post it here, members will be able to tell you what biology prevents your explanation or supports it $\endgroup$ – aaaaaa Feb 13 at 0:44
  • $\begingroup$ I think it's because the coconut is hollow and designed to travel on the sea for more than 100 days and 3000km. At sea, the sunshine and the salt has a strong drying effect on the coconut, so fresh water helps it resist sun and the osmotic force of the seawater. $\endgroup$ – com.prehensible Feb 13 at 13:29
  • $\begingroup$ I like your thinking. I agree with your points on the design allowing the coconut to survive for 100 day and 3000 km. But if you think about it, all the nutrition, including the liquid is inside the endocarp. Protected from those environmental dangers. The Exocarp is very thick and robust and the endocarp is made of a hard woody material, which is why I am not convinced that your answer is correct. Thank you for your comment. I really appreciate it. $\endgroup$ – Coco nut Feb 15 at 17:33
  • $\begingroup$ I will give my explanation after I feel that enough time has been given to this community of thinkers. I really respect other people's points of view and am sincerely interested in seeing if anyone else can come up with my solution. $\endgroup$ – Coco nut Feb 15 at 17:36

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