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estación seca 10-25-2020 04:54 AM

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Originally Posted by JScott (Post 940396)
What is inside an unripe coconut? When I'm in Brasil, street vendors are always selling agua de coco, The coconuts look small and green, and you drink the water out of the coconut, then they fashion a scraper from the outer husk with a giant machete, which you then use to scrape out the inside, and the inside material is very soft, not like the flesh of a ripe coconut, and it is refreshing and delicious with a very mild flavor. Is it like that?

Yes. It can also be used in cooking.

DirtyCoconuts 10-25-2020 12:42 PM

There are four edible phases of the coconut


Stolen from a website :
First Stage

Flowers form near the trunk of the coconut tree around the palm leaves. From these flowers, the "nut" or pei forms. Because these bright green fruit are small and immature, they often fall from the tree. Those that are able to survive burrowed within the tree leaves will continue to grow. Even in this immature state, the larger nuts can hold up to 1 liter of coconut water inside. This liquid is commonly drained and used in coconut water.
Second Stage

Eventually, the green coconut begins to ripen and turn brown. At this point it begins to develop a gel-like layer just under the surface. If the pulp is taken from the shell, it will have a soft but solid consistency. This is the familiar white coconut meat or pulp. Cans of coconut milk purchased in stores have meat from this stage of maturity.

Third Stage

While the coconut is still on the palm tree and continuing to mature, it is becoming larger and its husk is becoming harder. This is when the edible usefulness transitions. Almost all of its use comes from harvesting the now hardened meat or pulp. It can be taken out of the shell, dried and eaten in flakes. It can also be dried and converted to coconut oil. The milk within the coconut is now tasteless and is not as plentiful as in earlier stages.
Fourth Stage

If the coconut is never harvested, it becomes fully mature and begins to germinate. Coconut germination is when the coconut starts to reduce itself and prepare for budding to start the cycle over again. The coconut meat and liquid become fully absorbed and a ball forms within the coconut. This ball can be eaten, but it is not advisable to do so because the sweet ball inside can also be poisonous.

JScott 10-25-2020 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by DirtyCoconuts (Post 940419)
There are four edible phases of the coconut


The coconut meat and liquid become fully absorbed and a ball forms within the coconut. This ball can be eaten, but it is not advisable to do so because the sweet ball inside can also be poisonous.

See, now that you said it is not advisable to eat a sprouted coconut, I want to do it even more. Just to see what happens. I've read about people eating it, but never read anything about it being toxic. The internet says it is DELICIOUS, and the internet never lies.

estación seca 10-25-2020 01:58 PM

Don't lick Colorado River toads!

JScott 10-25-2020 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by estación seca (Post 940423)
Don't lick Colorado River toads!

LOL, I see what you're doing there :rofl: but the internet does NOT say that the Colorado river toads are delicious. And anyway, I wouldn't know where to find a Colorado river toad. Presumably in the rivers of Colorado, but Colorado is, like, up there somewhere, and I'm a Southern guy. I can't imagine what possible situation could bring me to Colorado.

DirtyCoconuts 10-25-2020 03:55 PM

I eat sprouted coconuts all the time. I guess there is a point of diminishing return bc it gets hard and dry if the sprout is really big

I don’t think I have ever heard that warning. They are sold as food so I don’t think it is true.

I warned you that i just stole that off the google lol

estación seca 10-25-2020 04:49 PM

Don't eat those chocolate bars. They are extremely toxic. I will take them home and dispose of them properly.

JScott 10-25-2020 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by estación seca (Post 940432)
Don't eat those chocolate bars. They are extremely toxic. I will take them home and dispose of them properly.

I thank you for your service. You are a true patriot and a gentleman.

Ray 10-26-2020 10:06 AM

If anyone is desperate to grow palms in pots, I can provide Sabal palmetto seeds, and if the squirrels haven’t gotten to the fruit (which makes great jam), Pindo palms.

They germinate and grow easily. All summer long we pull “volunteers” out of the ground.

WaterWitchin 10-26-2020 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by JScott (Post 940430)
...but Colorado is, like, up there somewhere, and I'm a Southern guy. I can't imagine what possible situation could bring me to Colorado.

Elementary JScott... A search for a Colorado river toad to lick. :rofl:

Edited to add: Then of course I had to google Colorado river toad to see what all the fuss was about. Wikipedia describes its call...
Its call is described as, “a weak, low-pitched toot, lasting less than a second.”
I have a dog that does that. :biggrin:


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