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08-15-2007, 02:32 PM
In order to get young coconuts, I have to special order them and have to buy a case of 9 at a time. I got some a couple of weeks ago and have had them in the fridge. This morning I decided to cut them all open and freeze some of the meat that I won't be using right away. One of the coconuts that I opened has avendar-colored flesh instead of white or light-brownish as the others do. Is this a sign that it's gone bad? It doesn't smell bad, but then I've never smelled spoiled coconut! Does anyone know about this? I'm afraid to eat it but hate the throw it out if it's ok because they are expensive!
Thanks for any help!
A purple-ish tint is a sign that the coconut is very young. They usually have very little meat and it really isn't meat at all, it is almost like a jelly-type consistency. You can usually see the bottom of the nut through the jelly-meat.
Someone on another board mentioned that in South America those are like a delicacy. He said that they would open coconuts just to find those and scoop out the insides!
Here's the link...
the post was from "SproutingSeed"
08-15-2007, 03:58 PM
They are still good. Just use it in smoothies. I have found that recipes that call for coconut meat do not turn out quite right with the very young coconut meat that has a purple tint. I made the chocolate pudding recipe in Raw Food Real World but most of my coconuts were all very young so the pudding was more soupy. The meat needed to be firmer to get the right texture. But that's ok, I just froze it and had chocolate pudding instead. :D
08-15-2007, 04:14 PM
Thank you! It'll be my "smoothie coconut" then ~ will go just fine with blueberries! :p
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