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10-28-2005, 05:25 PM
This is only the second coconut I have had...so I only have one other to compare it to. Maybe they are all somewhat different? But I have had this coconut in the fridge for at least a week ( maybe 2). I just poked it to drain out the water. It has a little bit of a brown hue to it. Is this okay? Or is it probably old.
I gave it a little taste. I think it was alright. But again I don't have much experience with these.
I still haven't cracked it to see what the meat looks like. Maybe I will go do that now.
10-29-2005, 04:33 AM
Hi Matilda, I believe I have read here that if the liquid is brown that it isn't good to use. Sorry I don't have any personal experience with coconuts yet. take care. blessings Earthmama
10-29-2005, 04:57 PM
I have noticed that on some of the coconuts that don't have a lot of meat, the water is slightly brown/red in color. I wonder if it gets clearer as the coconut continues to form?
I have used it and it tasted ok and I am still here to talk about it! :) With that said, however, if there is mold on the outside OR if I notice that the meat has 'bubbled' up in one area -- as if there was a hole in the wood and air/bacteria has gotten in, I won't eat or drink any of it..
10-29-2005, 05:25 PM
I will typically consume the coconut water so long as it doesn't taste or smell "off" ie: fermented. I usually know something is up if the coconut hisses at me when I crack it open... :)
A yellowish tint to the meat is also a bad sign.
I haven't seen too many reddish colored veins in the many coconuts that I have eaten, however, that said, if I were you, I would definately go by smell and taste.
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