View Full Version : Should Young Coconuts be Organic?
02-09-2007, 11:25 PM
Is it important to buy young coconuts that are organic? My health food store doesn't have and young coconuts that are organic do they even come organic I didn't see any on the internet when I looked? Thanks! :)
02-09-2007, 11:31 PM
Here in Phoenix area I have been to many stores that sell the young coconut and none of them have organic and they all have the same stickers on them that tell me that they are all from the same place. Some stores sell them for 99 cents each and other stores sell the same ones for $2.99 each. I have seen people refer to organic young coconut on this forum and on a coconut website from a grower but I have never seen it in a store.
02-11-2007, 11:32 PM
Thanks, I've only got one place I can buy them locally and they don't say organic and they are about $2.50 each. Hmm.. wonder if it matter if they are organic or not?
02-12-2007, 06:09 AM
There have been several threads on here about them being treated with formaldehyde and that it gets into the milk and the meat. One thread is very recent. I go with the consensus that it does not get into the milk and meat and some of us even doubt that they are treated with the formaldehyde. The method of opening is important I believe and the people who claim that they have tested the coconut with dyes do not state how they open them. Most people have not had the dye enter the milk or meat.
Overall the consensus on this board seems to be that eating raw is more important than organic and I concur with that as well.
I have read so many health claims for young coconut on other sites that personally I would not pass up the opportunity. . . just be sure that the ones you get are not turned bad. Accept none with any cracks in the pithy hull. Accept none that are discolored in the hull - like pink or gray. The interior may be bad even if it is not discolored. Your taste buds will tell you. Return those. (I used to buy them by the case - 9 for $9.)
02-12-2007, 01:29 PM
* I started a thread about this sometimes ago, and still have no solution
* The funny thing is that these organic coconuts do exist. In many shops you can buy organic coconutmilk or cream from Sri Lanka (ceylon) or Indonesia.
* there must be a reason why you can only buy organic coconutcream and not the whole organic coconut. I did try to find answers in my country , but
didn't find them :mad:
02-12-2007, 01:54 PM
I have not found young organic coconuts here, so for $.89 cents to $1.29ish I buy several especially when I see them on sale. I eat the coconut immediately and use the liquid milk for smoothies. I store the liquid as soon as I open the coconut in glass jar. buying: Asian/korean/oriental markets....cases sometimes cheaper too.
lifespan for unopened white young coconut: I can't believe it. My last batch of coconuts have been here over 2 months. More like 2 1/2 months. No kidding. I can't say that is the norn, but in this case I bought several so they just stood there till I got to using hte last two up today. Maybe since it's so cold here it is just hanging in longer. Never had this happen before as usually the life span is much less, but can't say what that means in summer months.
02-25-2007, 01:29 PM
I usually buy my young coconuts from an Asian store for about $1.50-$2.00 each. I did however see ORGANIC coconuts being sold at the health food store recently for about $4.00 each. So organic coconuts do exist apparently. :D
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