Drink coconut

The drink coconut is a hand-picked coconut harvested while still young, when it contains a lot of fresh coconut water. The drink coconut is creamy white in colour, sometimes with brown patches. As the name says, the drinking coconut is used for drinking from. There is very little coconut flesh in the young coconut but it contains a lot of coconut water.

Coconut water is not the same as coconut milk. Coconut milk is made from the flesh of the (hairy) coconut. Coconut water is the liquid from inside the coconut.

The exotic appearance of the drink coconut turns any occasion into a party. It makes a particularly good thirst quencher on hot days. Yex provides active promotional support for this wonderful product and we will be happy to help you with promotions and activities!

Our coconuts go under our brand Discovered.

Passport Drink coconut

Name Drink coconut or young coconut
Family Arecaceae
Species Cocos nucifera
Origin India, South America
Source Vietnam, Thailand
Availability Year-round
Packaging Ask about the options
Brand Discovered or supplier’s brand

Storage advice Drink coconut

In the store

Before selling, drink coconuts must be stored in a cool, dry place at 0 to 2°C and at a relative humidity (RH) of 80 to 85%.

At home

We recommend that consumers store drink coconuts in the refrigerator at between 2 and 7°C.

Usage tips Drink coconut

The skin of the coconut is very tough. Drill a hole through the top and drink the coconut water through a straw. Or cut off the pointed top with a large, sharp kitchen knife. There are special coconut drills available that make them even easier to open.

Extra tip for the consumer
You can use coconut water as a natural sports drink as it replenishes the vitamins and minerals lost through extreme physical effort.

Maturity / Freshness Drink coconut

By shaking the drinking coconut you can find out whether it still contains coconut water. This is because during the ripening process the coconut water eventually disappears.

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Growing areas Drink coconut

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Originally, this coconut comes from India and South America. We source our drink coconuts from Asia: Vietnam and Thailand.

Discovered Drink coconut

Drink coconuts go under our brand Discovered. The packaging on Discovered products provides not only details about their source and flavour but also explains how the product should be stored and prepared.

Our Discovered recipe platform is full of handy product information, cutting techniques and more than 200 exotic recipes. For drink coconut there is plenty of inspiration for consumers


Drink coconut

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