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03-28-2009, 06:45 PM
Hi. I bought a mature white coconut a couple weeks ago and I just finally opened it. There was green mold on the inside. I'm guessing i should through it out? Also I was wondering what the differences are between mature coconuts and young coconuts, are the young coconuts better for you or is it that they are just easier to open? I bought the mature one, because it was all that they had at the store, but I've seen an asian market I can stop at and try if they are better.
03-28-2009, 07:55 PM
White shaved coconuts look like a yurt. These are young coconuts with water and soft flesh.
Older coconuts are dark brown with hard outside and flesh is tough also.
Mold means bad for sure....sigh.
Hope next one is better.
03-28-2009, 09:34 PM
I would take it back to the store if you haven't thrown it out yet.
03-29-2009, 03:13 AM
I agree with Ocean, I would take it back. If it was a Mature Coconut, it probably had a crack in it for it to develope mold. Don't eat it if there is mold.
The Flesh in a young coconut is tender, sort of slimy, soft etc. as it matures this same Flesh absorbs the water that is in it when it is young thus becoming mature, drying out, flesh becoming firmer with more flavor.
The young Thai coconuts when young, having less flavor are adaptable to more Recipes because you can flavor it anyway you wish. The mature coconut is the same thing you buy in the bag, shreeded except in the bag it has sweetners added and is not Fresh.
03-29-2009, 05:13 AM
If it's a mature (brown on the outside) coconut, always check the three circular bits at the top (looks like the hand hold of a bowling ball) for leakage, or if they look like they have been tampered with or plugged up. Check the shell for cracks or fractures as well.
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