The coconut is the fruit of the coconut palm tree, which grows in the world's tropical areas and reaches a height over 100 feet. In these places, the people use the coconut for much more than tasty food. They use the wood from the palm tree to make furniture, cabinets, and cupboards. The use the palm leaves to create baskets, rope, brushes, carpet, and fabric. The coconut shell, itself, is used for containers or musical instruments. Finally, the milk and the pulp of the coconut are used in cooking. Store your dried coconut in a cool, dry place.