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Unread 05-17-2012, 07:15 PM
 
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Ok, you can call it water but when I have cracked them open it sure looks like milk to me and has always been called coconut milk but what do I know......
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The water inside a coconut is just that...water...clear to just slightly cloudy, but certainly not the color of milk.

The local Carib in the household says that if your coconut water looks like milk it's spoiled.

It should also taste sweet.

Again, coconut water and coconut milk are two entirely different products.
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Unread 05-19-2012, 08:38 AM
 
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Coconut milk

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Coconut milk, in a bowl


Coconut milk is the liquid that comes from the grated meat of a coconut. The color and rich taste of the milk can be attributed to the high oil content.





Coconut water

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Coconut water is the clear liquid inside young coconuts

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Unread 05-19-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
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Learned more about coconuts than I ever wanted to in this thread. Either way, I don't believe you'll be able to easily drink from a coconut in this area. I've seen that when I've been down in the Caribbean but have never seen it round these parts.
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