View Full Version : Does Coconut go Bad?
07-14-2008, 12:33 AM
I was wondering if a whole unopened coconut goes bad. I've had one in my fridge for about a month now and I'm a little worried it might be bad. Do coconuts go Bad?
I drank the water from one a week or two ago and got a bad stomach ache immediately afterwards. The water looked, smelled, and tasted good. I'm currently juice feasting, but was going to save the meat for my husband. When I went to remove the meat, I noticed mold growing in-bewteen the meat and shell so I tossed it out. It had only been in my fridge for a few days. Don't know some mold seeped into the water and made me sick, or what. Just know they can collect mold.
Don't know if this is true or not, but I read that the product shelf life of a coconut is 75 days after day of shipment . So expect from the time the coconuts gets from the retailers shelf to you, it has about 2-3 weeks left. Always store the young coconuts in the refrigerator, and they will keep the longest.
07-14-2008, 03:59 AM
Mature coconuts smell and taste like soap when they are bad (and they do make soap from coconut, coincidence?).
07-14-2008, 08:45 AM
I've had a mature coconut go bad in as little as a week when it was left on my counter. I could tell it was bad because it smelled terrible. I didn't dare to taste it.
07-14-2008, 04:07 PM
That reminds me, I at least 2-3 times had half bad ones, I sometimes eat mature coconut meat as is, and sometimes most of it is ok but some parts are bad, so I can be eating coconut and all of a sudden it tastes like I've bitten a huge chunk off a bar of soap! Yuck!
07-15-2008, 12:49 AM
I just opened one tonight and it was bad. I was thinking about getting them from asian markets after this, the coconuts might be better there if the turnover was faster and they wouldn't have time to go bad? Does anyone know if this works?
How does one tell if the coconut is bad before they buy it?
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