Young Coconut

Common name : Coconut

Thai name : Maphrao On

Scientific name : Cocos nucifera L.

Nam Hom

Shape : globular

Weight :  1,000-1,500 g

Colour : green skin; white flesh

Taste : tender and sweet flesh; sweet and scented water

Preparation and eating

  1. Pare the outer rind from the bottom of the coconut (opposite the stalk).

  2. Cut the bottom of the fruit wide enough for a spoon to scrape the flesh inside.

  3. Drink the juice with a straw and eat the flesh with a spoon.

Usage

Eaten fresh (water and white flesh).

Make pie, jelly and desserts.

Nutrition

Good source of vitamins B1, B2, C, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, calcium and copper.

Storage

(de-husked or shaped young fruit)

– wrapped : 3-4 weeks at 3-6 ÌC, 90-95% RH

– non wrapped : 2-7 days at ambient temperature

Season

Availability : year round

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