You will feel refreshed when you just sip some tender coconut water on a hot summer noon. There are so many nutrients in coconut water and there are so many health benefits too. Primary electrolytes like sodium, potassium, magnesium, and calcium are found in coconut water. It quenches your thirst and helps you keep your body hydrated in summer.
Those who are conscious about calorie intake can happily rely on tender coconut water.
If you are buying a tender coconut from a roadside vendor, how do you select a tender coconut?
Tender coconut does not come with parameters like manufacturing date, expiry date, batch number, MRP etc. They are not uniform in their size, volume content, and taste. Because it is straight from the Coconut tree and each one is different. So when buying one, you have to select one.
This article gives you some advice on how to select and buy the best tender coconut.
This helps you get best out of your money.
Tender coconut has two parts: Water, and Coconut meat. Many people only drink the water part of it while few love the coconut meat as well. A vendor usually asks if you want water or the cream but even he may go wrong in the selection while choosing one.
These are these key points to keep in mind while selecting a tender coconut:
Choosing a good vendor: The vendor must be physically strong to cut the coconut efficiently. A weak person may not be able to work efficiently on the coconut and you may lose some water.
Size of the Tender Coconut: See that they are not too small. The small ones hardly have any water in them.The big coconut doesn’t mean more water. The water volume will be minimum in an overripe coconut. So always select the medium one.
Husk color: It should be green without much gray patches or strips. Avoid ones with grey, yellow-green, or brown patches as they are likely to be mature or stale and contains more of the coconut meat than the water. Too much of grey areas on the surface indicate that the coconut is getting overripe.
Don’t let vendor to select: Vendors usually select the one they get their hands on. There might be a better piece nearby. Glance over and select one for yourself.
Fix the price beforehand: Coconut vendors vary price depending on size and other parameters. So always fix the price beforehand.
Be cautious while using the straw to drink water: Many vendors simply recycle the straws used by others. All good effects of the tender coconut will be nullified if you use a dirty/contaminated straw.
When taking a parcel to drink: If you let the vendor select the tender coconut, always tell him it’s for drinking on the spot, later tell him it’s for a parcel. Chances are that you may not get a better deal If you directly tell him it is for a parcel.