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Young Coconuts - and specifically young Thai coconuts - are considered by many to be one of the most healthy of beverages. This is not the coconut you would buy if you're primarily looking for coconut meat.

Scientific Binomial Name: Cocos nucifera

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Usage

Primarily used for the benefits of the water alone and consumed as a daily beverage. However, it is not uncommon to see the meat removed and mixed with the water or as one ingredient in a smoothie.

Used primarily for the coconut water itself, but the pulp can also be used in juicing and smoothies.

Selection

Choose Young coconuts that are heavy for their size and make sure to shake them. They should be so full of liquid that you can not hear it sloshing around inside. The water should be very clear and the meat very white.

Avoid

Avoid drinking the water or eating the meat from a young coconut that is even slightly pink on the inside.

Storage

Coconut does not need to be refrigerated, but cold storage will not cause any harm either.

Ripening

Coconut will not ripen after being picked.

  • Nutritional Information
  • Coconut water is very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin C, Riboflavin and Calcium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese. Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/311

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