Young Coconut Water
May 3, 2016 1:00am CST
# 19 Have you tried this fresh and tasty drink? These fresh coconuts were harvested from the tree while they were young and green. The street vendors simply made an opening on top of the coconut when a buyer asked for it and the customer can drink the fresh coconut water directly out of the shell. I've heard of how there may be some nutritional health benefits of coconut water. I can't say I'll be able to endorse any of them, but all I know is there must be something good with anything fresh and natural. And the delicious taste makes it even better. Oh, I did try one use of coconut water in folk medicine practices as treatment of diarrhea. Yes, it worked. I had a bit of problem while visiting a tropical country when someone suggested coconut water as a remedy. First I was afraid it would make it worse, but it did not, and I was better without needing to take any Imodium or any other anti-diarrhea medicines.
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24 May 16
You can get coconut most in Asian regions too. It have a cooling effect, usually the villagers use as cooling agent remove heat infection and medicinal value too. I like to put it in freeze before drinking and the fresh meat is delicious. The picture show the cut part with the straw is the bottom part, they turn it around. They cut the top part flat so the coconut can be place on the table.
• United States
5 May 16
I've never tried fresh coconut water! I've only tried those processed ones . . . can't really say I liked it - but I know it has a lot of health benefits (hey, but we do use a lot of coconut oil!). I'll bet the fresh ones taste much better. I have a friend from Sri Lanka - she's my only in person source who knows what to do with a real coconut (I never asked if she drank the coconut water when she opens them up . . . but surely the coconuts in the store are not newly freshly picked).
• Austin, Texas
8 Jul 16
There's an expression: “You never miss your water until your well runs dry”. That's how it is for me and coconut water. Growing up we had a coconut tree in our back yard. My brothers would climb it and throw down coconuts. One day hurricane winds blew the tree down. Bye bye! When I became an adult, I got a job a working for the federal government and traveled, on official gov't business, to San Juan, Puerto Rico. The street vendors in PR sell coconuts with a straw to drink the juice, similar to your photo. Coconuts and coconut water not only have lots of health benefits but also wonderful memories. Don't enjoy fresh coconut freely like I used to. Where I live now, I have to buy from the store.
• Austin, Texas
9 Jul 16
@sishy7 - You're sweet for mentioning it. Every time somebody mentions coconut or coconut water, they find the soft spot in my heart. This is a calypso song my husband introduced me to. It brings a smile to my face too! Do you like calypso music? It's a popular music genre in The Bahamas. “Doctor say … Take this advice from me. You got to go back to the coconut tree.”
• Aurora, Missouri
4 May 16
I've tried coconut water, but it sure wasn't fresh, like that! It takes too long for coconuts to be shipped here for me to be able to try it fresh like that. When I tried it, it tasted stale to me. I was told that is because the flavor changes after it has been off the tree for a few hours. IDK if that is true or if the guy was just covering his tail when he was offering much older fruit than he claimed. (shrug!)
• Aurora, Missouri
6 May 16
@sishy7 And considering I've never been anywhere they grow, too, sishy! It doesn't look too hopeful that I will ever go somewhere that they can be grown, either. (shrug!) That's okay! I can still grow bamboo and eat the shoots. (I could eat Taro, too, but am not in love with it like I am with bamboo!)