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What are the nutritional pros and cons of coconuts?

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Jin Packard
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Depends on ripeness

Mature, "dry" coconuts have high fat content, a crunchy white pulp that can be made into coconut milk.
It is abundant in medium-chain fatty acids. Young green "water" coconuts have a transparent, sweet jelly pulp and less fat, and a sterile liquid with electrolytes of similar concentration to human blood. This was used to rehydrate some soldiers during ww2 in the pacific, by intravenous infusion!

In brief: Depends on ripeness

Mature, "dry" coconuts have high fat content, a crunchy white pulp that can be made into coconut milk.
It is abundant in medium-chain fatty acids. Young green "water" coconuts have a transparent, sweet jelly pulp and less fat, and a sterile liquid with electrolytes of similar concentration to human blood. This was used to rehydrate some soldiers during ww2 in the pacific, by intravenous infusion!
Jin Packard
Jin Packard
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Changing theory

In the pas, the coconut obtained a bad rep for clotting arteries.
However, newer information exonerates the coconut. The milk is healthy and the oil is a good substitute to cook with. The water is high in electrolytes needed after a work out and it tastes good.

In brief: Changing theory

In the pas, the coconut obtained a bad rep for clotting arteries.
However, newer information exonerates the coconut. The milk is healthy and the oil is a good substitute to cook with. The water is high in electrolytes needed after a work out and it tastes good.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine

In brief: Healthy Food

Coconuts contain many healthy products including 10 minerals, 18 vitamins, 18 amino acids, and lipids.
Natural sugars, fiber, and antioxidants are also provided. It does contain some saturated fats.

In brief: Healthy Food

Coconuts contain many healthy products including 10 minerals, 18 vitamins, 18 amino acids, and lipids.
Natural sugars, fiber, and antioxidants are also provided. It does contain some saturated fats.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Dr. Christopher Guzik
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