I've been reading how great young coconuts are nutritional wise. I read a good many "Raw Blogs". I do try to eat as raw as I can, or really want to. Breakfast is usually raw, Lunch I shoot for 75% (but since it's winter, and I'm cold, it's more like 50% raw) and then dinner, not so much.
So back to the murder thing. I read a website "It's Awesome to be Rawsome" and Ms. Awesome (which I really think she is) demonstrates the RIGHT WAY to KILL a young coconut. Murdering and Killing are two totally different things as Goods and I show you.
As soon as Goods realised what I was doing in the kitchen, he came in and took the knife away from me...it was really for my own good. So my knife I chose wasn't cutting it, I didn't want to use my good knives so Goods went to get some tools from the garage.
Took awhile, but here's the coconut water:
Goods in action...and NOT with the proper killing tools-
Now try the chisel-
And finally Murdered (after he took it outside, wrapped in the towel and whacked it with the hammer)-
I know, not pretty, but we are young coconut virgins...and I don't think Ms. Awesome would be very proud of it......
My verdict- FUNKY. It really reminded me of coconut (go figure) cream pie. Very gel like.
Goods verdict - I can't believe you are eating it- doesn't it remind you of mushrooms ???(a huge dislike of mine).
So after the taste test I scooped the rest of the meat out and I used it in our breakfast smoothies the next morning. That was yummy! Now for the coconut water, I didn't try it yet- I thought I was adventurous enough for one day....I'm thinking coconut water and vodka tonight.
For me the young coconut is going to be an acquired taste, or really texture...I would buy more, I would also buy the proper killing tools too.
And why are young coconuts so good for you ask????
- Coconut water is identical to human blood plasma which makes it the universal donor. Plasma makes up 55% of human blood. By drinking coconuts we give ourselves a instant blood transfusion - info from this source.
- The coconut water is more hydrating to the body then water - info from this source.
Like Nature's Gatorade!
- CALCIUM RICH!
- NO CHOLESTEROL EITHER!
- Many more reasons that you can explore in the mentioned links.