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Thursday, April 21, 2011

How to Open a Fresh Raw US Grown Coconut



In this video I show how I open a Florida grown green, young, whole coconut. This type of young Florida coconut is the wild form of coconut that is healthier than the hybridized Thai coconut that are very sweet and dipped in chemicals to keep them white and preserve them. This green Florida coconut is young, meaning it typically has not grown enough time to form the coconut meat inside. Although, in our batch of twelve coconuts we sampled, one or two did have coconut meat in them since they were a little older. When you order from Florida there is typically a range of the age of the coconuts that you receive. The liquid and meat in the Florida coconut is very mildly sweet, almost imperceptible. The juice is best described as light and refreshing.

I like to think that the Florida coconut juice is the best water in the world since the coconut tree purifies the water from the ground. If everyone could grow coconut palms in their garden, then everyone would have the ultimate pure water to drink! Well, you can order Florida coconuts from various growers who will ship it to you. However, the cost is not exactly cheap. Or everyone can move to Florida!

Coconut water is great for feeding babies and toddlers since coconut water is similar to breast milk. Our son loves the drink coconut water. It is an instant energy boost since it contains many electrolytes and is certainly healthier than the sports drinks in stores.

Asian markets sell the Thai young coconuts and most any supermarket will sell the brown skin, mature coconuts. Or the Florida coconuts are available online. Any of these coconuts offer beneficial coconut water for drinking that the whole family will love!


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