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Posted by on Jun 21, 2015 in Tell Me Why |

How Does Water Get into Coconuts?

How Does Water Get into Coconuts?

The watery liquid that we call coconut water does not get into the coconut from the outside. It is actually produced in the coconut by the tissue of nut itself. It’s actually what we call the endosperm of the coconut plant which provides nutrition for the developing seed.

As the fruit ripens the coconut water gets converted into the solid fruit that you find in there.  If you have an unripe coconut the water will be quite sweet and very nice.  The riper it gets the less pleasant it gets to drink.

The coconut is the fruit of the coconut palm. Inside the tough husk is the inner seed, or nut. Just inside the hard shell is a layer of white coconut “meat.” The hollow center is filled with a watery liquid which supplies moisture for the seed.

At the blunt end of the hard shell are three round spots. It is through one of these “eyes” that the young coconut palm sprouts from the kernel inside.

Content for this question contributed by Silvia Quintana, resident of Springfield, Massachusetts, USA