View Full Version : I just found out all Young Coconuts are chamicaly sprayed!
07-05-2006, 12:31 PM
We asked if they had Young Coconuts at the Food Co-op, and they said they dont' carry them cause they are chemicaly sprayed to keep them good. He said if they didn't spray them then they would go bad in like two days!
Just thought I would let you know!
Can you believe that? I dont' think I'll be eating many of those!
07-05-2006, 12:58 PM
I've heard that and I've read that and I've seen it denied also. Until I get to the truth and become convinced that they aren't sprayed I'm sticking with the brown coconuts.
BTW you avoid all non organic foods then?
07-05-2006, 01:19 PM
the young coconuts are sprayed with a fungicide to keep them from turning, and yes, the milk and meat tests as having this fungicide inside.
coconut can stay fresh a long time, but usually in their original package, not the ones you see at the store, the big heavy, 2 to 3 inch thick outter pod like thingy. LOL
they are huge.
anyway, I only eat the dark brown ones myself. I like the nuttiness of them, and the milk is excellent for your hair and skin.
07-05-2006, 01:37 PM
Hey this is great because I can get the brown ones but I can not get the white ones.
I have not been buying the brown ones because I have read that the others are "THE" ones to get so now I may just develop a new habit.
07-05-2006, 02:18 PM
So why do most, if not all, recipes call for young coconuts if mature ones are fungicide free?
07-05-2006, 02:25 PM
Here is a thread you may want to read for some more info on those yummy young coconuts. I keep them in stock because they are only .99 at the Asian market!
Also, if they truly are sprayed, it's not working. Mine get mold on the outside quite easily. But the inside remains fine. I keep them in the fridge or use them quickly.
OK. Here's the thread: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14616&highlight=young+coconut
I found the folllowing link that addresses this issue. It is under the question "Are coconuts safe to eat?" From how I understand it is only Organic Young Coconuts that are not shipped from other countries that is safe to eat. WHich is a bummer for me. The only ones avaliable where I live are at the asian market, and are not organic.
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07-05-2006, 03:37 PM
But if one doesn't eat 100% organic food, then the chemicals sprayed on a coconut would be no worse then unorganic strawberries? Unless the chemicals sprayed on a coconut are worse then mostly used sprays?
07-05-2006, 03:44 PM
We get fresh coconuts, and once the outer hull is compromised they go completely off (flesh and water) in less than 24 hours. For the young coconuts to last for 3 months with the outer shell removed they would have to be processed in some way.
There was a company flying in young Thai coconuts to the USA (instead of bringing them in by ship) however I think it worked out at $5 per coconut.
Young coconuts are very versatile, but given the processing I've never quite understood the fancination raw food restaurants have with them.
Southern USA does have amazing wild coconuts all over the place... maybe someone could look into having those shipped. That's what we've done in Australia. Australian coconuts are picked and thrown out as rubbish by the ton up north but there's really no market set up to sell them. They are picked for public safety so they don't fall and hit someone!
The Thai coconuts are the only ones around the world bred for super sweetness though.
does anyone know if you can order/buy the younger coconuts in their shell- and if so, is it fairly easy to remove?
07-05-2006, 06:14 PM
Euphoria raw cafe owner in Los Angeles ordered tests to see, if they have any formaldehyde on them and found out that they do not have any. Unfortunately that doesn't mean they are chemical free-that just means they do not have that specific chemical...
07-05-2006, 07:02 PM
I try to stick to mostly organic, and have been very successful! I heard a lot about young coconuts and all these recipes call for them so I decided to try them until I heard about this, now I have only used two I think and it stopped there.
But does this mean that the hard shelled coconuts are sprayed too?
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