Coconut (Young)

Young coconuts are naturally green and larger than mature coconuts, but are usually cut down to a white, cone-shaped husk for sale in markets. They can be purchased at Asian markets and at many natural food stores. They are filled with a delicious coconut water and the inside of the shell is lined with a soft white meat. Young coconuts will last for 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator.

Coconut water is identical to human blood plasma. It has been used in third world countries to give emergency plasma transfusions when human plasma was unavailable.

Serving size: 1 young coconut
Region: Throughout the tropical regions of the world

Health Benefits

Blood A great blood purifier. Water from young coconuts is identical to human blood plasma.
Sexual Function The soft white meat restores male sexual fluids.


Carbohydrates 28 g 9% The coconut water inside of a young coconut is a good source of carbohydrates.