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zfranca 08-27-2010 11:30 AM

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I always presumed that what comes out of coconuts was coconut milk: thick, white, sweet, and very caloric. I was surprised when I cut my first coconut to find that what was coming out was a clear liquid, not very sweet and with just a light coconut taste. It is a wonderful and refreshing drink.
I tried to get information on the calory contents of this liquid but nobody seems to know. Anybody knows something....

Andy M. 08-27-2010 11:48 AM

What you show in the glass is coconut water. Coconut milk comes from grinding and processing the coconut meat.

MSC 08-27-2010 11:55 AM

I looked it up, 46 calories per cup.

Uncle Bob 08-27-2010 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by Andy M. (Post 916853)
What you show in the glass is coconut water. Coconut milk comes from grinding and processing the coconut meat.


What he said....But with that big machete in your hand :ermm: ...You can call it anything ya wanna!!!.......:lol:

Margaux 08-27-2010 02:12 PM

You can even buy it canned. Time magazine recently touted it as a great hangover cure--

mollyanne 08-27-2010 03:39 PM

Looks like you live in paradise, zfranca...love your pics!
And hahaha, Uncle Bob

Truth is, coconut water is miraculous.

An 8 oz drink has...

...the same amount of potassium as 15 bananas

...5 essential Electrolytes (sodium,magnesium,calcium,ptassium,phosphorous)

...ZERO fat, ZERO cholesterol and ZERO added sugar

...rehydrates faster than water

...lower acidity than sports drinks and juices

...is the only safe fluid to be used intravenously which has saved lives!


zfranca 08-27-2010 06:53 PM

Thank you so much. Finally I can drink the stuff without worrying about calory overload.

zfranca 09-10-2010 01:50 PM

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Mollyanne, ever since the discovery of the incredible vitamines content of coconuts we have been drinking coconut water instead of regular water.
We have about 60 coconut trees on the property. A healthy mature coconut tree produces an average of about 180 cocos a year, year-round from blossom to fruit, until they get so far up and out of reach (for us).Then the coconut pickers come in to get them.
One coconut yields about 35 oz of water, so why by bottled water, right?
At the end of the day we basically have eaten 75-100 bananas. Are we at danger of over-dosing on potassium? Could this be a case of too much of the good thing is a bad thing?

Margaux 09-10-2010 02:14 PM

zfranca--I realize your comment was not directly posted to me, but I feel I should respond immediately. While I realize your comment about potassium overload was most likely in jest, it is an extremely serious matter. An even slight elevation in your potassium level can be not only harmful, but even fatal. I urge you to have your potassium levels checked by your medical provider as soon as possible. It is a quick blood test---Margaux, RN

zfranca 09-10-2010 03:48 PM

Thank you so much for responding so quickly.

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