1. This might be a dumb question but…what does it taste like? Is it super coconut-y, is it a more mild flavor or does it taste like something else completely? I’m so curious! I want to try this so badly.

  2. The flavor is wild! I got one randomly in a coconut one time. It’s like creamy and sweet in taste. Not really coconuty at all. Very good in small amounts.

  3. its like you are eating a mild apple-flavored styrofoam. I ate a lot of it when i go to my father's hometown. the smaller the 'apple' the sweeter it is.

  4. I'm a Maldivian and this is pretty common in our country. The texture is spongy, but soft and crunchy. It is juicy if still early in the seed germination process, and dry and brittle when too mature. It tastes sweeter than the flesh of the coconut and has a flavor similar to that of the flesh and coconut water combined. It's absolutely delicious and we love letting the seeds germinate just to get this delicacy.

  5. it tastes like an isotonic drink. the texture is like french macaroons with a little bit more crunch. it has a little bit of oil in it, you can definitely taste the sweetness but there is also a hint of a little saltiness in it.

  6. I love eating this when I was growing up in Philippines. My relatives and my parents, each own a small plot of land that they harvest coconuts. My grandma will always give me this when I was still young. The texture is a little bit some sort of an old foam that starts to disintegrate. ( the green foam that they use for putting fake flowers, a foam that you get in Walmart). Taste wise is just like drinking coconut juice.

  7. I come from the country's state which is famous for coconut and it's dishes(KERALA, INDIA). It's one of the unavoidable part in the daily cuisines. It absolutely taste sweet and very soft inside. Can only eat raw as I never heard about any dishes made with it.

  8. It's porous and spongy on the inside the outer shell has more of a creamy coconut taste. Think of it as biting into a big cheese puff but juicy. As it is spongy you have to chew on it to extract the juice (you can eat the whole thing btw) and boi it does taste good.

  9. It’s heavenly. One of the best things I’ve ever put in my mouth. It’s crisp like the inside of an apple, but very light, like styrofoam. It has the creamiest coconut flavor. It’s like eating coconut soul balls.

  10. It tastes creamy and sweet, but the coconut flavor is very subdued. If you were blindfolded and didn’t know you were eating a coconut then you’d probably have a hard time identifying the flavor.

  11. We have a coconut grater at home and my parents always gives this part to me when I was a kid, it’s crunchy, juicy and sweet.

  12. These sprouted coconuts exists everywhere in my childhood hometown. Didn't even know it was edible, just used to kick them around

  13. It has a yellow thin outer part that tastes sort of like dried coconut but slightly sweeter. Most of the flesh inside tastes like sugar water (not as sweet) and has the consistency of a sponge.

  14. Apple used to mean essentially "all fruit". in some languages that share the word apple, the orange is called the orange apple. The apple of Eden, is just the fruit of Eden. Its a relatively modern advancement to start calling different fruits different names. Orange is "only" from the 13th century.

  15. It’s really good. Spongy and a little sweet. They are everywhere where there are coconut trees. I don’t know why it says “over mature”, this is just what happens to coconuts when they start to turn into trees.

  16. I think that particular coconut is too far along in the germination process for the apple to be edible, as other commenters have said it gets overly dry after a bit of time.

  17. Texture is like a grainy version of coconut meat and taste varies from a little sweet - bland taste. The bigger the "apple gets" the less coconut water there is inside and once the "apple" gets to a certain size, don't even think of drinking the coconut water. the water loses its tastes and sometimes even becomes bitter or just a plain bad tasting

  18. Apple used to be a generic name for all fruits that weren’t berries, including nuts, so for example pears, oranges, melons, and walnuts were called Apples

  19. Coco has nothing to do with cocoa. Coco was a kind of boogie man or skull in medieval Spanish and Portuguese. When people from those countries started exploring outside of Europe and saw these strange head-like fruit, they called them coco.

  20. If i buy a coconut at a grocery store and let it sit at home, will this happen, or does it have to be connected to it's plant?

  21. Yes if the coconut is mature enough. The younger ones will rot instead Edit: you can tell the maturity of an coconut by the thickness of flesh. Half an inch is considered mature as you can see in the video

  22. For extra goodness, roast the coconut in a fire and then when you crack it open, the inside is caramelizad amazingness. I miss living in the tropics…

  23. What is the process to do this? That sounds amazing. Do you leave everything in tact like the coconut that he picks up on the ground or do you have to cut off the outside like he did first? And how long are you roasting it? So many questions lol

  24. I would just like to point out that the phrase 'over matures' is dumb. This is exactly what is supposed to happen. Its how new coconut trees are spread.

  25. I've ate coconut several different ways in the Philippines and wasn't told about this. However, I WAS introduced to tuba, and I loved that!

  26. Interesting 🤔 in certain Malaysian dialect (Kedahan to be precise) it is called 'Niyog' too. In my own dialect Kelantanese it is called 'Niyor'. Older Malay people still used the word 'Niyor' but most just called it 'Buah Kelapa' nowadays.

  27. Because they’re hard to come by. They need time to sprout and most coconut processors go for the water and milk (pressed ground or scraped coconut meat).

  28. I worked as a chef on an island full of coconut trees for 20 winters and didn’t know this. I saw hundreds of sprouted coconuts like this and never touched them because I assumed they were no good. Now I’m real disappointed.

  29. Nostalgic. Growing up in Kerala (southern state in India) coconut trees were everywhere, we had it, neighbors had it, everywhere you look you’ll see them. Kerala is often referred to as the Land of Coconuts. The locals make Toddy’s with it. It’s a type of alcohol? Don’t know much about it or how it’s made, I just remember seeing them in local restaurants when I was a kid.

  30. I think 1 or 2 bites sufficed to show us it is edible lol. It was like each one was this “oh wow you can eat that?!” reaction he was going for. Very interesting though

  31. Story time. When I was a kid Our family would hold GANESH PUJA once in a year, which is basically worship of Lord Ganesh (Hindu god of knowledge with human body and elephant head). As the tradition goes people would break Coconut on this day as it is auspicious. 100s of people would visit and 100s of coconut broken. I would sit right beside where they break Coconuts and if any of them is sprouted it's mine. I will sometimes eat 20 of those in a day.

  32. Something about those greasy westerners with pony tails who live in one with nature makes my stomach turn, they look like they smell so bad.

  33. Fresh coconut is good as hell. You can probably buy a coconut at your local grocer for like 99¢. Half the time they're rotten and you won't know until you open it but a good one is delicious.

  34. Probably good, I first learned about these watching an old episode of survivor-man, he put them near a fire and roasted them before he ate them, they look so good

  35. Really want to try this. Sometimes Miami Fruit Co. sells them but their prices are insane. Also surprised bugs haven’t gotten to them

  36. In Hindu culture, coconut is broken by hand by hitting on ground on auspicious occasions as a serving to God, but it is considered a bad omen if the coconut has began sprouting on the inside considering it as a murder of a new life.

  37. Called pongu in kerala, is very sweet in taste and get spoilt in a day(stays two days in the fridge) - hence a lot of people do not know of this

  38. I’ve had it many times. Delicious. Think of coconutty-tasting, spongy (in a nice way) goodness. Tastes much better than it looks.

  39. The coconut nut is a giant nut. If you eat too much, you'll get very fat. Now, the coconut nut is a big, big nut. But this delicious nut is not a nut

  40. I ate this few times, its sweet and spongy. it's very very rare and sometimes used to be sold in small towns, but in recent years like last 10-15 years i don't see them anywhere at all. This can be made from palm tree fruit also, not just coconut.

  41. As a person that grew up on an island and ate coconuts on a regular and had coconut trees in my yard. I never knew about this 'apple' stage.

  42. So if tom hanks had let the coconuts over matured, he could avoided getting his foot cut by the coral. Also.....WILSONNNNNN!!!!

  43. I get those in our province rarely, we have a lot of just random coconut trees there and that's my favorite part of it, it's delightful and it's like the consistency of the crunchiest apple you can ever chew on, but it secretes the coconut juice after you bite on it it's sweet and tastes like coconut water but like it has a little whipped cream thickness to it. I haven't been to my province lately due to covid, but I definitely missed the taste of it, it's a childhood norm for me, coconut's for them and that's for me

  44. i still remember my childhood in my uncles farm.. sipping coconut water out of the huge coconuts using a papaya leaf stems for straws.. we called it coconut flower, and its insanely good.. light as a feather like eating a sponge with coconut cream and water oozing out as you chew.. best thing ever out in the sun..

  45. I asked Les Stroud about this bc I had seen him eat one. I asked the conditions that made it which told me I'll never have it. Lol

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