Coconut Water (Green Coconut)
- PLU #4260
- 10 CT
- Green coconuts also referred to as water coconuts are young coconuts with very soft meat inside. They're abundant in the tropical regions throughout the world. Select coconuts that are free of cracks or mold, that are heavy for their size, and that have lots of water in them when you shake them. To crack one, hit it along its equator with a blunt instrument, pouring off the water when the first crack appears.
- 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.
- Central American, South American, Caribbean, Asian
Country of origin
- Jamaica, Mexico, USA (South Florida), Costa Rica
- Color – Green sometimes yellowish
- Cleanliness – Must be clean (no dirt, spotting, dust, or any other foreign material).
- Other – have no scarring, cracks, splits, or breaks, or mechanical damage.
- Customers usually choose the greener product.
- Defects – drying out and browning
Display and storage
- Storage-45- 50F degrees
- Display- Room temperature
- Shelf life- 7-10 days