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10-09-2007, 10:02 AM
Okay, so I bought a coconut for the first time and am a bit confused.'
1. the coconut itself smells mildewy... yuck
2. coconut milk smells funny (soapy?) and tastes like crap
3. so does the flesh....
Am I just used to commercial coconut products??? Do I need to do something.. like put the flesh and milk in the food processor/blender and add agave nectar to make the stuff edible?
Or is my coconut bad?
10-09-2007, 10:50 AM
This has been discussed a few times here, as it happens I have the same problem! Coconuts leave a bad taste in my mouth! so i just used the dried verison and coconut oil or butter in my recipes.
there are many other threads, I couldn't find the one I was looking for though :(
trying doing a search and see what you find. Coconuts i think may be an aquired taste? lol who knows
good luck :D
10-09-2007, 10:52 AM
I don't know your answer but I've bought several here lately that have been bad. Out of the four coconuts I've bought, 2 at whole foods and 2 at kroger, three of them were obviously moldy and bad. The one that seemed almost ok didn't smell right and had a dewy film on the meat, they had zero milk or any liquid in them for that matter. So I don't think it's an uncommon thing that can happen.
10-09-2007, 10:58 AM
That's exactly how mine was.... I tasted the milk and it was nasty.. people are raving about them and I was all excited.. then BLECH.. nasty. Wasn't sure if my expectations were off.. expecting it to be mildly sweet and yummy... and in reality it just isn't or if my coconut is a dud... ???? I got the brown kind w/ the hard shell.. I couldn't find the other kind.
10-09-2007, 11:09 AM
I wash the outside of my coconuts that way when I poke through there is less risk of getting yuckies inside. The flesh should be white and it should taste like dried flaked coconut only more moist. If the flesh is slightly pink or very slimy than your coconut is rotten, if it taste rotten or moldy than it's rotten. Tell the store where yo got it they will probably by helpful and offer you some sort of reimbursement. Fresh coconuts are yummy rotten ones are rotten! Make sure your future ones have no cracks and that the three dark eyes are not shriveled. Good luck on your future coconut adventures.
10-09-2007, 11:10 AM
Right. Older coconuts....the quality can vary wildly. At worst....they are rotten...or soapy....or smell of pesticide! Just toss em if there is ANY doubt of wholesomeness to your palate. Just my opinion.
-David Z. Mason
10-09-2007, 11:30 AM
yea.. I chucked it. Bummer. At closer inspection I did see a spot of 'green' infiltrating the beautiful white... must be where the scored it to make it easier to open.. got too close to the flesh I guess. Darn! I'll have to try again.
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