Ever wanted to know how many calories are in a whole coconut? The answer depends on what type of coconut you’re talking about. There are young coconuts and mature coconuts. Depending on what type of coconut you’re about to break into, the calorie count varies greatly.
The number of calories in a medium mature coconut is quite astonishing. It has over 1,400 calories in it. This will not be a surprise to those who know anything about coconut milk. Just one cup of coconut milk from a medium mature coconut has over 550 calories and over 51 grams of saturated fat!
Young coconut that hasn’t matured has far less calories in it. One medium young coconut has about 350-400 calories in it. They are a far better option for people wanting to enjoy raw coconut without consuming so many calories.
The taste is much different between young and mature coconuts. It’s somewhat split between which one is better compared to the other. The young coconuts have a much lighter taste, which makes sense because the calorie content is about 1/3 that of a mature coconut.
So there you have it. Now you know how many calories there are in a coconut. Coconuts also have high amounts of potassium in them. If you want to enjoy the coconut taste without the high calories and fat, try coconut water.
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