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Can you drink the liquid inside a mature coconut?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 08, 2011 at 6:00 PM

I know you can drink the liquid inside young coconuts, but what about the liquid that comes inside a coconut with a hard, brown shell. Is that good to drink too?

If it is drinkable, is it beneficial? How?

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on September 02, 2013
at 06:48 AM

Interesting info

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on August 19, 2012
at 06:27 PM

a ball and a brick wall seem to still work, if the kids at my stepsister's school are any indication. Slightly more expensive in the beginning, but it equals out over time ;)

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on January 10, 2011
at 03:09 PM

I never drank the water from mature coconuts but after reading the aswers posted here i decided to give it a shot and it actually tastes pretty yummy hehe

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59fa7cd87fb9d669adf21e5cf3e7ada5

on August 18, 2012
at 09:22 PM

When I was a kid we drank it all the time, because the green ones are a bitch to open without any tools. During recess we would repeatedly throw the mature ones against a wall to loosen up the shell. Back then it didn't take much to keep kids happy, just a coconut and a brick wall.

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on August 19, 2012
at 06:27 PM

a ball and a brick wall seem to still work, if the kids at my stepsister's school are any indication. Slightly more expensive in the beginning, but it equals out over time ;)

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on January 08, 2011
at 06:42 PM

From what I've read, the coconut water in mature coconuts is still very nutritious, but inferior in quality (and taste) compared to green coconuts.

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3115/2

This is the nutritional information for coconut water. It tends to be high in electrolytes like potassium and has a pretty good mineral profile as well.

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on September 01, 2013
at 10:44 PM

Many years ago during a military survival course, I remember them saying in a survival situation when fresh water is unavailable, to only drink the liquid from green coconuts. To drink exclusively from ripe ones would cause severe diarrhea. Drinking the water from the mature coconuts infrequently will not cause a problem.

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on September 02, 2013
at 06:48 AM

Interesting info

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on March 23, 2013
at 04:37 PM

I use the water in brown coconuts for adding flavor when cooking certain rich foods. I strain it through cheesecloth, then freeze it if I'm not going to use it in the next few days

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on August 19, 2012
at 03:45 AM

I bought a coconut at the store a couple of years ago because my kids wanted to try the liquid.....we must have gotten a bad one because it was n-a-s-t-y.

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on August 18, 2012
at 09:18 PM

Both milks are good to drink, but I find the best coconut milk comes from the trees utter, which is utterly impossible to find.

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on January 09, 2011
at 04:21 AM

I usually do but occasionally I have had a coconut that only had a small amount of milk and it tasted quite awful. I think it was very old so now I always shake them and pick the fullest.

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on January 08, 2011
at 08:01 PM

Sure, you can drink it. It tastes great. That's all I know.

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