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Young thai coconuts danger?



  • hi there can you please tell me how i can get the green costa rican coconuts shipped to sandiego i need pallet for a party im having ty

  • hello NCP /JOYCE i was reading your post and was interested in contacting Dennis but did not see his contact info on your page his business sounds like exaclty what i am looking for is there any possible way you could for ward my information to him i would be forever thankfulll please let me know and i will get it ove rto you ..plus a broker fee to!

  • Ca nanyone tell me where i can get young thia coconuts on a very large whole sale scale ie ...pallets montly from I am in the market for young thai coconuts ,as well as the green ones from costa rica but will just looking for a direct wholesaler that has the logistics covered ty and have a great day

  • kapililanikapililani Raw Starter

    FYI, papayas exported from Hawai'i are irradiated. Also can confirm that Thai young coconuts are definitely chemically treated, not to mention probably grown with questionable substances. If you don't live in the tropics, probably best not to eat to much tropical food anyways, it will likely be better for your constitution. Eat local as much as possible and enjoy exotics as a treat. Aloha!

  • healthsseekerhealthsseeker Raw Newbie


    I started drinking these thai young coconut water and eating coconut flesh for the past 3 months thinking that coconut water is good for health. coconut water is great for health but the way it is processed is not so. We started loosing our hair (all the members in the family young and old alike). The hair loss was so bad I lost more than 60% of the hair and almost bald and can see my scalp. As if I was having a chemo therapy. The hair was falling in lumps for other family members. So bad.

    This alarmed me so much that when I researched it almost zeroed in to coconut water, nothing drastic was introduced except coconut water in the past few months. the nasty chemicals they use are poisons to our body . The pink ones are very dangerous as they are most likely cracked and  the fungicides, Sodium metabisulfite or Formaldehyde would have made it to the coconut water and coconut flesh.

    I would never ever even touch another thai coconut in my life.


  • bettykleebettyklee Raw Jr. Leader

    I've heard about that too and now I only buy coconuts with the green peel or the ones that don't look so white

  • I really hate it when people spread misinformation on any topic..but if you're truly that concerned about young Thai coconuts, then I strongly encourage you to read ALL of the information from this article by a well-respected Nutritionist & Naturopathic Physician: https://coconutresearchcenter.org/hwnl_8-4.htm. You can read more about Dr. Fife and his non-profit [Coconut Research Center] specifically here: http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/?page_id=4013.

    He pulled all of his info directly from an actual scientifically published food journal (i.e. the data is from real SCIENTISTS, not the govt or some company w/ vested interest). Now, I typically take anything from the govt with a grain of salt, but actual scientific/medical journals and professionals in the field..that's a WHOLE different story. This isn't just some random Western Medicine Dr, he's a Naturopath..and these published journals are from actual scientists who have conducted legit research/experiments and thusly, have REAL data to share with the world..not just rumors/hearsay like most of the crap floating around the internet. Just sayin'..I've copied some of it directly from the article for you guys to see if you don't feel like reading the entire article:

    "A detailed description of the processing procedure can be found in the technical publication titled "Postharvest Handling of Tender Coconut" published in the ASEAN Food Journal. The article explains that after the husk of young coconuts are trimmed, in preparation for shipping to market, they are dipped in a vat of water, NOT formaldehyde. However, the water does contain a very small amount, between 1-3 percent, of sodium metabisulfite.

    Sodium metabisulfite is nothing like formaldehyde, which is a poison even in very small amounts. Sodium metabisulfite is a food grade antioxidant and preservative used to prevent oxidation (browning) of the husk and to retard mold. It is also used on dried fruits and vegetables for the same reason. If you buy dried apricots, apples, bananas, and other fruit, it has likely been treated with sodium metabisulfite or similar sulfite. It is also found in some fruit juices, baked goods, and other products. Sodium metabisulfite is used in the making of wine and beer. You will also find it in vinegars. When vinegar and wine are fermented sodium metabisulfite is produced naturally. Technically, it is a natural preservative. Food scientists say that sodium metabisulfite is metabolized in the liver to harmless sulfate and excreted in the urine; normally it produces no adverse side effects. However, some people are allergic to sulfites. Respiratory problems are a common allergic reaction in those who are sensitive.

    The ASEAN Food Journal article explains that the young coconuts are soaked for only 2 to 5 minutes in the water solution, then removed, dried, and wrapped. This short amount of time does not allow any of the diluted sodium metabisulfite solution to penetrate into the coconut."


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