A few questions from a newbie to Young Coconuts...
Next week I plan on buying my first Young Coconut (I can hardly wait!!!), and I've already got a list of recipes that I want to try after I've tasted it. However, I would like a few questions answered, if possible!
1. How much liquid, on average, do you get from one Young Coconut?
2. How much meat, on average, do you get from one Young Coconut?
3. Are Young Coconuts better in some way than regular coconuts?
4. Will the flesh of a Young Coconut freeze well if I don't want to use it right away?
This all depends on how young the coconut is. The youngest ones will be FULL of water and have NO meat-- I'd estimate 1 to 1.5 cups of water. If it's left on the tree bit longer but still young you will get meat development. The most Ive ever gotten would probably equal 1/2 cup.
They are not necessarily better than older ones-- just depends on what you want from it. The water is FULL of potassium and other electrolytes (at leves MUCH better than Gatorade) and is fat-free. If you want the fatty meat for a recipe or want to make coconut milk or cream-- older ones would be better-- more meat
You could freeze the meat for sure-- sometimes I blend the meat and freeze it and eat it like ice cream.