Water coconuts
are young, green
coconuts. Cracked
open, the liquid
found inside is
called coconut water
which is not to be
confused with coconut milk. Coconut water has long been a popular drink in the tropics. With high potassium and mineral content, coconut water helps the body recover from rigorous exercise. To open, cut an end down to the outer husk then section out a center hole to access the juice. In young coconuts the juice may actually be under some pressure and will spray slightly when the inner husk is first penetrated. Despite high heat and sandy soil, coconuts can have a significant amount of liquid inside.

Nutritional Info
Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 46
Calories from Fat 4
Total Fat 0.5g
Saturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 252mg
Total Carbohydrates 8.9g
Dietary Fiber 2.6g
Sugars 6.3g
Protein 1.7g

Taste: Coconut water has a light, sweet taste.

Selection: Jiggle the water coconut and listen for a sloshing sound. Without it, the water coconut may not have any liquid. Avoid those with cracked husks.

Ripening: Not necessary

Ethylene Production: None

Ethylene Sensitivity: None

Shelf Life: Up to 30 days

Brooks Availability: All year

Brooks Origin: Florida

Storage Temperature: 65°F

Storage Humidity: 75% or less