That was a very very young coconut with immature water in it. Not very sweet. As the coconut ages, the meat gets thicker and the water gets sweeter. There are also many different varieties of Coconuts we have three here in Puerto Rico. The best part is they sell Coco Frio (Fresh Cold Coco Water) or people drive around and will cut them open for you and for $7 you get a gallon of fresh Coconut water..mmmm yummmmm.
here’s whats i heard/experienced:
really young coconut has pinkish water/inner cell and little jelly.
but when they go bad, they have purplish jelly/water.
so its little tricky.
when i get pink/purple colored one, i try to taste little a bit before drink it.
but most of time purple one’s are really purple so pretty easy to tell this is bad one or not.
It makes sense that it was very very young as described as it was literally just shell inside, I’d drunk it with a straw so didnt notice other than the water not being as nice as usual, until I had the bad stomach ache..
Have you heard of it being bad for you or giving stomach aches if too young?
Is there a way of being able to tell the ‘age’ green coconuts before you open them or is it just hit & miss..?
Never had a prob with the pre-prepped as I said, so dont know whether to avoid the green (and they’re a pain to open..!)