Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Numbers, Aug 18, 2013.
Beautiful stuff. Anyone?
I find I'm drinking minimum a litre a day.
My wife is also an addict. Practically grew up on the stuff in Brazil. She's also very particular about which brand is acceptable for purchase.
I quite like it on occasion. When I was sick it was all I was able to hold down for a while, she swears it has healing powers. Nowt quite like getting a fresh coconut and sticking a straw in to drink.
What brands do you drink? I've never found one that was any good.
I drink Vita Coco from the large cartons. It says it is 100% pure coconut water. I got the taste for coconut water in Jamaica....
Vita Coco is the only one my wife will drink.
Vita Coco is the one my wife orders from Sainsbury and then leaves untouched in the fridge for weeks and weeks. I might try some after reading this.
I think the Tropical Sun little cans (of 100% coconut water) taste even nicer but they are quite pricey.
Thing with coconut water, I think, is to drink it straight from the fridge.
Vita Coco here too, + my local office do a 250ml bottle called Aqua Coco which I like and he does me a deck of 12 for 9 squid, + today I bought a dozen proper coconuts from the local West Indian shop, but they're tiny things yet to be tested/tasted.
Sainsburys sometimes do the Vita Coco for 2.50, when they do we buy 20 or so but the more we hve the more we drink.
Is she from the NE? They are used for 101 things up here, from sun-lotion to fuel, hanging baskets to bread and cups to jewellery. Possible the most versatile "fruit, nut or vegetable"
I say, fruit, nut or vegetable as that is a common debate/argument that comes up when people are drunk
It was all I could keep down when I had pneumonia. It feels like it's doing you good but probably isn't!
It really is very refreshing. Great for rehydration, whether you drink it on it's own or half and half with water. Pity it's so expensive.
IME it's very good for rehydrating, and soothing for sore throats. It may not be ideal if that's all you're getting for a day or two, but it's probably better for you than flat coke or lucozade.
I just phoned my dad up to ask about this because I was bored enough right now to start wondering about it too- He's a biologist(/botanist? Well, he's got a PhD anyway so I guess he knows what he's talking about-), and he says it's a "stone fruit" (drupe), species name cocosnuciferia(?sp?) The palm bears coconuts (which are stone fruits- a bit like cherries for instance, which have a seed inside but pulp on the outside- except the coconut of course has a hard shell outside that too... but before I could ask him anymore about that he thought I was finished asking and said goodbye and hung up- Anyway, hope that answered your question once and for all... (*disclaimer: I'm not 100% sure my interpretation of his answers is correct)
No from more south Minas Gerais, but you're right on the 101 uses. We use the same jar of coconut oil for cooking as we do for massage lotion.
It's meant to be very good if you're recovering from diarrhoea in a tropical climate. Although anything over 4 coconuts has a laxative effect apparently so getting the amount right is very important.
(Spellcheck suggests 'Rhodesia' for 'diarrhoea' btw. Just thought I'd share that with you)
So not like cherries, really
Do coconuts have a seed inside or are they the seed I think you need to call him back
Big fan as well but too expensive. When I spy one at a market and it's a hot day It's all I can do to not crack though...
I always have it in place of water if out on my bike or in the gym too.
You can buy jelly coconuts in Brixton (as well as lots of places) for about £2. If the stall-owner has a machete, he'll chop the top off and give you a straw.
Jelly nuts are great, but I'm not half as keen on the tinned version. Haven't tried a can for a little while mind, so perhaps I'll have to try the (much more) recently promoted Vita Coco or other premium brand a go.
I got a dozen proper ones for £6 today, they're not huge so not sure how much water I'll get from each one yet, but I do fancy it natural.
What are jelly nuts?
Jelly coconuts. Unripe, green ones where the hard flesh is still soft like jelly and it is full of sweet coconut water.
Fresher, green jelly nuts - the type you machete the top off and drink up the contents - not the husky brown numbers you tend to see on a fairground coconut shy.
The only type where you can hack off the top and stick a straw in basically
The ones I bought today are brown and hairy but shaking them they seem full of liquid - are they not up to scratch then?
You'll get far less coconut water in a brown nut, plus it'll be different tasting -I'd guess it'd be sweeter and less fresh through maturation, but I can't say I've ever tried.
Its a different fluid when the coconut is dry (mature) - more milky.
Jelly coconuts are a gift from the gods - almost clear, slightly sweet water, the worlds best hangover cure.
*penny drops* (in relation to something my missus said today when I was buying them).
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