Young Coconut Water

@sishy7 (27598)
Australia
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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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
3 May 16
I love its water. Good cleanser
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@sunrisefan (20159)
• Philippines
3 May 16
So start climbing the coconut tree now and get your nut hehehe!
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
3 May 16
Tastes delicious... I was glad when it worked for my diarrhea...
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@sunrisefan (20159)
• Philippines
3 May 16
@sishy7 Glad to know the nut's water did something good for you :)
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@cherriefic (4805)
• Philippines
3 May 16
It's sll over here. Yes it has a lot of health benefits like it will help with bladder problems like UTI or even kidney failure.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
3 May 16
Oh, that's good to hear...
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• Philippines
3 May 16
@sishy7 Plus I heard that it's Madonna's secret in staying young.
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• Philippines
3 May 16
@cherriefic how does coconut water help with kidney failure?
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@Chungshop (2363)
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.
@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
24 May 16
I wouldn't know its top from bottom and you could very well be right about it...
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@Chungshop (2363)
24 May 16
@sishy7 I use to do this. By the look of the picture, it had been pick about a week already and and not so sweet (may be Im wrong) We have trees in front our house and we use long bamboo to collect it. The older the water is more tasty.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
24 May 16
@Chungshop ooh, I see... and here I thought the young ones are the good ones... but what do I know...
@much2say (40141)
• 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).
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
6 May 16
Yeah, there's no more water when they are old, it got absorbed into the meat...
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@Chungshop (2363)
25 May 16
@sishy7 Old coconut turn brown and fall down, If you shake it you can hear the water sound, there is water inside. They are more sweet. They can keep for long period for making coconut milk in delicious meal like curry
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
13 Jun 16
@Chungshop oops, what do I know about coconuts, eh?
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@marlina (77912)
• Canada
5 May 16
No, I live in Canada and do not think that we have such a thing.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
5 May 16
yeah, fresh ones may not be available in non-tropical places...
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@kaka135 (14115)
• Malaysia
4 May 16
As I am staying in tropical country, we have lots of coconuts here, so yes, I have been drinking this coconut water since I was young. They are just very fresh to drink, especially in this hot weather.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
5 May 16
Yes, and to know that they also have some nutritional health benefits surely is an added bonus...
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• United States
4 May 16
I haven't tried coconut water, but I have heard that their are many benefits. Drinking it straight from a coconut sounds delicious! :)
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
4 May 16
Yes - I've had them right off the tree too before, kinda exotic...
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
3 May 16
Yes, I have tried coconut water from fresh coconuts when I visited the Caribbean, the taste is delicious, so refreshing.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
3 May 16
I agree... and better yet, they say it has so many natural health benefits too...
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• 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.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
9 Jul 16
oh, that's a sweet story... yeah, I imagine store-bought ones aren't that fresh...
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• 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.”
http://bit.ly/bahamentoday Gin and Coconut Water is reputed to be an aphrodisiac type drink in the Bahamas and is also the name of the second single released...
@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
9 Jul 16
@cmoneyspinner Oh, I'm afraid I'm not too familiar with that genre... and thank you for the link...
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@allknowing (69373)
• India
3 May 16
Here they are known as tender coconut. I am in a land of coconuts. I have them in my garden too.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
3 May 16
how fun! you can just get them whenever they are there... no need to look and buy elsewhere...
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@allknowing (69373)
• India
3 May 16
@sishy7 I hardly drink though.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
4 May 16
@allknowing How come? Don't you like them?
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@ridingbet (59428)
• Philippines
3 May 16
the coconut juice has many benefits; it is a natural intravenous fluid, and it is also a medicine for difficulty in urinating. the whole tree is also very beneficial, from the roots to the leaves and the fruits.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
3 May 16
I think they take the leaves and use them to create some kind of party decorations. What do they do with the roots?
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@ridingbet (59428)
• Philippines
3 May 16
@sishy7 the roots are also boiled and the juices extracted for medicinal purposes. the leaves are for shelter.
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• Philippines
3 May 16
@ridingbet is it the same material used in making/weaving sleeping mats, baskets, and native fans?
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@manasamanu (3734)
• Bangalore, India
28 Mar 17
Truly coconut water has a lot of benefits. Its good for health and skin. It also tastes good when drunk directly after it has been pulled down from the tree. The fresh tender coconut is a good drink during summer.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
28 Mar 17
I agree, not only refreshing but it's healthy and tasty too...
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• Bangalore, India
28 Mar 17
@sishy7 Yeah it is.....
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• Philippines
12 Jun 16
I do love this refreshing all natural beverage. Healthy drink.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
12 Jun 16
is it easy to find fresh ones where you are?
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• Philippines
13 Jun 16
@sishy7 Yes.
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• United States
11 May 16
I never had coconut freshly like that, the freshest is when we buy it from the market and cut it open. but I'd like to try freshly cut coconut from the tree.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
11 May 16
Yes, sometimes the ones from the market are not that young anymore so the water does not taste as fresh...
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• United States
11 May 16
@sishy7 Agreed! Fresh is better.
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@antonbunot (9656)
• Calgary, Alberta
7 May 16
Back in the Philippines coconut water was my favorite refreshing drink!
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
7 May 16
The fresh ones really do make a nice refreshing drink. I see you're in Alberta, how far are you from Fort McMurray? The fire is really devastating...
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• Calgary, Alberta
7 May 16
@sishy7 Where the raging wildfire is making havoc?! I am more than 400 miles away . . The city of Fort McMurray and City of Calgary belong to the province of Alberta. Thousands of homes and businesses are burnt to the ground.
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@just4him (127165)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 May 16
I've heard a list of all the benefits coconut has for you.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
7 May 16
It's good to have something so beneficial yet delicious too.
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@just4him (127165)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 May 16
@sishy7 Yes it is.
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• 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!)
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
5 May 16
Yeah, probably hard to get fresh ones at some places...
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• 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!)
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• United States
4 May 16
I've never had coconut water but it sounds like it does have some health benefits
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
4 May 16
the packaged products are available in many supermarket if you'd like to give it a try...
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• United States
4 May 16
@sishy7 I'll have to look for it
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@norcal (3213)
• Nevada City, California
4 May 16
I have had coconut water served in that way. At a music festival I attended there was a vendor selling those coconuts. It was very tasty and refreshing.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
4 May 16
How fun! Was that in California?
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@norcal (3213)
• Nevada City, California
4 May 16
@sishy7 Yes, it was.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
3 May 16
I love coconut water, I might have some coconuts knocked down when the sun goes down
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
4 May 16
Oh, were they fell off the tree by themselves? Would they be young and green coconuts?
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
4 May 16
@sishy7 We have both, green and yellowish ones, the yellow ones are alot sweeter
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