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Hmmm, all this talk about mildly hallucinogenic coconuts dislodged a near forgotten ritual I . . . ahem . . . had heard mentioned - way back in my bachelor days.

At times when the stash of leaves from a certain herbal plant ran scarce, the collection of saved, unconsumed portions from the ends of this rolled herb, were compressed tightly into a round wad, until roughly the size of an unshelled walnut.

This curiously brown orb, was then wrapped tightly with moistened sheets of rolling paper, until it took on the vague appearance of a tiny coconut - hence what it came to be affectionately called.

Once impaled by a specilized clip, then ignited, the combusted coconut emitted a thick plume of aromatic smoke. The coconut was then passed around the eagar participants to perform it's medicinal magic.

Or so I've been told.
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I agree.. had some cake made with "fresh" coconut and WOW.... talk about a natural mover..... two days later I vowed no more coconut... now Im really careful....
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Coconuts only affect those that are full of it...
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Re: coconuts

Rancid coconut water smells very very terrible and youd have to be quite desperate to drink it. But coconuts and coconut water are pretty nutritious. The coconut water is high in potassium (more than a banana maybe) and coconut meat has alot of medium chain triglycerides, good for energy. Oh, and they're delicious! and they stay good quite awhile before opening.
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Re: coconuts

I eat young coconut weekly. I have had it in many other countries and buy them here in the US in the supermarket. Never had a bad experience.

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I cut the top off with a serrated knife, using it like a saw (there is a nack to finding the right spot).
Insert a straw, sip off a 2-4 ounces of the water.
Add 2-3 oz Gosling's or Sailor Jerry.
Squeeze in a wedge of lime.
They go down fast and easy on a hot summer night whilst singing "you put de lime in de coconut and drink it all up..."
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Coconuts only affect those that are full of it...
I was just going to say...they never bothered me, unless they were not fully ripened, and even then I have international ironguts, I can eat street vendor food in Mexico or Thailand and not get sick.
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had some cake made with "fresh" coconut and WOW.... talk about a natural mover...
My friend is a gastroenterologist and he advocates coconut water to stay hydrated when dealing with diarrhea - sort of an easy oral rehydration therapy. I don't know if the same advice would apply with eating the coconut flesh.
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Re: coconuts

Back when I was traveling flat broke thru the Caribe I lived on coconut almost exclusively. Other than developing an aversion to the damm things I fared quite well. Doctor friends in the Indian Ocean used them for intravenous fluid for big blood loss injures. ps, I got over the aversion.
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Re: coconuts

all of this is making me want to make a fresh coconut cream pie, or maybe a german chocolate cake with the coconut and pecan cream cheese frosting....man, bored and hungry too this is how not to stay in shape...
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