View Full Version : Why baby coconuts? Why not the ones you regularly see in the store?
06-01-2006, 09:22 PM
My husband and I are very new to raw foods and we still don't know much. I've seen lots of great looking recipes that contain young coconuts. I know what they are but I don't understand why they are used and not the shelled kind one finds in the stores. Any help on this would be great! Thanks!
06-02-2006, 01:03 AM
I believe it is because of the high content of coconut milk in them. The regular ought to be alright though may need some more of them to get enough milk.. I can't use anything else than the regular ones as the young ones does not reach Denmark, they can't keep for as long.. I hope it helped a bit!
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06-02-2006, 01:11 AM
Young coconuts have soft flesh. The flesh can be blended to make cream, or blended with the coconut milk to make a delicious and very satisfying smoothie. Other coconuts are good for eating but the flesh is too hard for blending.
06-02-2006, 02:37 AM
Young coconuts have soft flesh and are full of milk. They are often called "water coconuts" here in Florida. It's been my experience that they are the only ones usually offered here. I have had mature coconuts from live trees and the flesh is hard and thick, but there's more of it. It also has less water or milk.
I've never blended mature coconut meat so I don't know how well it would do in a blender. I don't think it'd be that hard though, unless the coconut had been dropped from the tree and on the ground for a while and had almost no water at all in it (or transported a great distance).
06-02-2006, 07:21 AM
What do baby coconuts look like? I assume the coconuts in the grocery store with the hairy brown shells are mature ones?
06-02-2006, 08:06 AM
This would be a Thai Baby Coconut:
The hairy brown one is round, right?
06-02-2006, 08:11 AM
Yes, the brown ones are round. The ones in my grocery store are very small compared to the Thai coconut ... that is so cool! Does it look like that when you buy it or has it been prepped in some way?
06-02-2006, 08:29 AM
You buy them that way, but they are prepped nonetheless - usually they have green skin all over.
06-02-2006, 09:20 AM
madmel: you state on your journal """I also tried Cornbleet's sunflower pate today - not impressed, don't like the flavour much to be honest" in order to taste good you have to work with the recipe and add stuff. I have one that I have perfected. e-mail me Cornbleets recipe and I'll tell you how to make it taste sooooooooooooooo goood and I'll e-mail you my recipe? email@example.com RAWgards Joz
06-02-2006, 12:31 PM
thanks everyone! I found a whole foods market near me that sells young coconuts. Hopefully my dh and I can try one this weekend!
06-02-2006, 06:02 PM
email's coming shortly :)
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