#222 Buko juice

In the Philippines, buko (young coconut) juice is the ultimate thirst quencher, found almost anywhere in a country that relies on the earnings of its coconut industry.

Coconut water or “buko juice” is actually not the juice pressed from coconuts but the clear liquid inside young coconuts. As the fruit matures, the coconut water gradually is replaced by the coconut meat and air. A very young coconut has very little meat which is very tender, almost gel-like in its consistency. Coconut water has long been a popular drink in the tropics, especially in Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, such as Hawaii and the Caribbean.

Coconut juice is naturally fat-free and low in food energy (16.7 calories or 70 kilojoules per 100 grams).

Bottoms up for buko juice!

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