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05-26-2006, 08:55 AM
Is the water high in fat? I'm not fond of the jelly/meat except in smoothies, but I could probably drink a half gallon a day of the water. Is it high fat, or just the meat? Also, I know not to worry about specifics as long as it's all raw; I'm just curious about what exactly I'm craving. Thanks for any info... Jen
05-26-2006, 09:15 AM
Hey, I looked it up and theres only 0.2% fat in coconut water, so no need to worry about the fat content!! :) Its the coconut meat thats high in fat (33.49%)
Hope that answers your question!
Love Seren x x x
05-26-2006, 09:45 AM
Thanks so much! May I ask where you found it? I looked & had no luck! Thanks again!
05-26-2006, 11:24 PM
Yeh no prob,
I googled ''nutritional content coconut'' and this website came up -
with a list of the exact nutritional values of all the parts of the coconut!! Its the first link on the list of links that google comes up with. :)
Love Seren x x x
Coconut water is one of the highest sources of electrolytes known to man, and can be used to prevent dehydration, for instance in cases of diarrhea or strenuous exercise, instead of a sports drink. Some remote areas of the world even use coconut juice intravenously, short-term, to help hydrate critically ill patients and in emergency situations.Coconut water is identical to human blood plasma which makes it the universal donor. Plasma makes up 55% of human blood. By drinking coconuts we give ourselves a instant blood transfusion.
I too crave it everyday and panic when my coconut supply is getting low !
05-29-2006, 05:21 PM
Mara, that is really cool info about the benefits of coconut. Thanks for sharing! Now I really really have to find someone to order them in for me around here... :rolleyes:
I'm determined though... :D
Try your local health food store or market,perhaps they can order you some! They are soo worth it !
04-03-2008, 11:10 AM
bump for wisdom...wow...thanks Banana for sharing this thread.
04-03-2008, 12:18 PM
I thought young coconut had way less fat content like 4-12g and the more mature the higher fat content.
Ive been buying alot of them lately and 1 out of 2 has that gross purple meat which is nasty and I dont even eat it, Along with the gross purple water:(
Whole foods gave me a credit on 2 then the next time I went in after having 2 more bad ones they told me to bring them in for refund or credit wtf is that!? Im not going to bring in some coconuts they should take my word for it. Im not lying
After the $300+ I spend there a month for myself that made me mad!
But yeah whats up with the fat content was I informed wrong Im pretty sure I read it somewhere off these boards.
04-03-2008, 02:01 PM
Last week at raw food gathering, purpleish water and meat came up and two Indian men said eat them as they are rich in iodine ( thought iodine). Regardless he promoted eating it without a problem. Maybe others will share their wisdom too.
04-03-2008, 02:08 PM
The fat in a coconut is SOOO good for you. Your body will use it as energy rather than for storage.
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