Tuesday, 12 January 2010

tarzan style!

Nothing better and more refreshing in hot and tropicals weathers...Fresh Coconut Water! Coconut water is the clear liquid inside young coconuts (fruits of the coconut palm), not to be confused with coconut milk. As the fruit matures, the coconut water gradually is replaced by the coconut meat and air. A very young coconut has very little meat, and the meat is very tender, almost a gel. Coconut water has long been a popular drink in the tropics, especially in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands like Hawaii and the Caribbean, where it is available fresh, canned or bottled. It is naturally fat-free and low in food energy (16.7 calories or 70 kilojoules per 100 grams). Coconuts for drinking are carefully packaged and sold in many places. These are typically Asian coconuts whose outer green husk has been removed, and the remainder wrapped in plastic. In Central America, particularly in Costa Rica and Panama, it is found and sold in strategic highway stops or on the beaches; there, the coconut water is called "agua de pipa", and the coconut is cut in front of the customer to ensure its freshness. In Brazil, coconut water is called "água de coco," and is the second best-selling juice after orange juice. Coconut water can also be found in ordinary cans or tetra paks (and often has coconut pulp or coconut jelly added) and is also marketed as a sports drink because of its high potassium and mineral content. In fact one cup-full of coconut water contains more electrolytes than most sports drinks and more potassium than a banana.
While people prefer different flavors of coconut water, generally a green coconut with some age spots is the most popular. Coconuts from various parts of the world also differ in taste. For example, Indian coconuts tend to be sweet while Brazilian coconuts have a bland taste and Bangladeshi coconuts (due to the soil composition) have extremely sweet water and flesh with a very slight salty aftertaste similar to the Indian.
Coconut water is also used as an intravenous hydration fluid in some developing countries where medical saline is unavailable...

Number one for drink and enjoy with friends and some spicy Asian food...enjoy!

10 comments:

gabriela said...

Hellow Crazy Drile

Always eating, i like it. You´re a "sibarita" Good!!! your face in the last pic sais mmmmm que rico.
Déjate una....jajajajaj
Please continue showing us all kind of meals.
I think they are so hard to cut. Are they?

Kisses and Cheers from L.A.

ricardo said...

Realmente se ve una bebida refrescante. ¿En que lugar te encuentras en esas fotos? Tengo entendido que en las tierras de Amy se consume bastante en todas sus formas.
Cariños a Shampu y un abrazo grande para tí. Estamos en contacto.

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Aloha Don Ricar!

Yep, es una bebida muy, muy refrescante, ideal para esta clase de climas tropicales como Tailandia (estoy en Bangkok en estas fotos)...

generalmente se encuentra fresco y verde (recien cosechado) en las calles de Tailandia y muy helado y refrescante en los restaurantes de Asia... Numero uno no solo para apagra la sed, tambien tiene carne fresca de coco en su interior que se puede sacar con una cuchara....

posee un altisimo contenido de potasio, teniendo casi el doble que una palta o platano... el agua interior es completamente estéril y puede ser usada para motivos de primeros auxilios si no puedes encontrar suero para limpiar una herida por ejemplo...

Increible....casi todos los platos y frutas en Asia tienen una gran historia y exlicacion....es mejor saber un poco antes de solo probar, ya que por ejemplo si tomas mucha agua de coco, puede ser un poderoso laxante natural!

Saludos en Chile!

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Sawasdee Gabriela!...they are! it is very dificult to open and you will need to have "technique" for open your coconut!
You need to grab one sharp big knife (machete) and cut one pentagon on top, after this you can remove the piece on top and if you are an expert you will see one perfect circle.... just try!

greetings in L.A!

Sil said...

En Tailandia tomé agua de coco!
No veo la hora de visitar otra vez las playas de ese maravilloso país.

Abrazos a los dos!

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

...cuando estuviste en Tailandia Sil??

Un abrazo grande para ti!

Sil said...

En 2007... en los labels de mi blog hay uno que dice World - Thailand. Si hacés click ahí, aparece!

Abrazos

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

OK! vamos a darle un vistazo!

Salu2!

Fernando Pagán said...

Hola Crazy Drile,muy buena documentación de los cocos y en especial "el agua de coco",he aprendido muchas cosas que desconocia.Muchas gracias.Saludos

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Muchas Gracias a ti Fernando, bienvenido a viajar con nosotros!

Saludos!