young coconut purplish okay?

I opened a young coconut this morning, and the flesh and juice was purplish in color. I’ve seen this posted somewhere before, but I can’t remember if it’s okay or not. I used 1/2 cup of the juice and some flesh. Honestly, it didn’t smell or taste bad, so I’m thinking it was okay. And, I didn’t get sick.

So the question is: Should I have trashed it?



  • i’ve only ever had two young coconuts and they were both purplish. i thought they were supposed to look like that. i ate them and they were fine.

  • Hi exfedster,

    I posted a few months ago asking if purple coconuts were okay to eat, and the overall consensus with a definite “no”. Usually, the water of a purple coconut will taste rancid and not sweet, too, so that’s a good indication that something’s wrong.

  • uh oh. mine tasted fine, but i won’t eat them if it happens again.

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