Coconuts are usually harvested while still young, when they have a lot of coconut water, and little meat. As it matures, the meat surrounding the shell gets thicker, resulting in less water, but sweeter taste. Coconut water contains a lot of vitamins and nutrients, especially electrolytes, making it a popular healthy drink for athletes. The meat can also be consumed fresh, pressed into coconut milk, or made dry to be consumed as snacks or desserts in many Asian countries.

Peak Season: October-January