Coconut - Young - Drinking
Also known as young or immature coconut, this is nature’s own sport drink! Containing the same electrolytic balance as our own blood, the drinking coconut is a refreshing natural isotonic drink!
How do we make sure we provide top quality drinking coconuts?
Drinking coconuts should feel heavy, with a firm white exterior. The surface should be free of any signs of mould and we reject any that show signs of deterioration. Drinking coconuts taste best when around six to nine months old, and the meat starts to form from about 10 months.
Where do we source our drinking coconuts from?
Coconuts grow best in tropical climates, where there is abundant rainfall and warm temperatures. We source our coconuts all the way from Far North Queensland, the area that has the best growing conditions in Australia. They grow on coconut palms which grow up to 25 meters tall.
What is the best way to keep drinking coconuts?
Drinking coconuts are best stored in the fridge (optimal storage conditions are at 15°C and 90%-100% relative humidity). They can be kept in the fridge for up to a week.
Drinking coconut nutritional information
Coconuts are an excellent source of beneficial and health promoting medium chain saturated fats. They are also an excellent source of manganese, molybdenum and copper, and a good source of selenium and zinc, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
Drinking coconut seasonal information
Coconut palms bear fruit all year round. It takes about a year for the nuts to mature once the palm flowers.
Drinking coconut serving tips and suggestions
Poke a hole through the top and serve with a straw. When the you’ve finished the delicious juice, take to the delectable flesh with a spoon. Drinking coconuts are also a great addition to smoothies, and a good base for soups.