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Old 05-17-2012, 08:15 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......
???

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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Old 05-19-2012, 09:38 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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Old 05-19-2012, 12:19 PM
 
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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Old 07-23-2014, 04:37 PM
 
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I've had coconut water before, it's pretty good honestly.
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:43 PM
 
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Does the OP think coconuts grow naturally in Charleston?
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:04 PM
 
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Does the OP think coconuts grow naturally in Charleston?
Don't they? I've seen them in Dunes West near the pond
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:12 AM
 
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Don't they? I've seen them in Dunes West near the pond
I may stand to be corrected, but I thought we were well north of the zone where coconut palms could survive. I don't recall ever seeing any around here but again, I could be wrong.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:19 AM
 
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I may stand to be corrected, but I thought we were well north of the zone where coconut palms could survive. I don't recall ever seeing any around here but again, I could be wrong.
Just kidding
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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Just kidding
Got me. Well played.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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You can't here. Go to Brasil or South America and you can do it there, I've done it.
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