Characteristics: young, immature, smooth, green-skinned
The liquid (water) is clear and translucent.
It can be consumed without processing – even directly from fresh coconuts.
It is naturally sweet and its natural sugar content is relatively low.
It has no, or very low fat content.
Refreshing, light and instantly quenches thirst.
Characteristics mostly: hairy, brown-skinned
The liquid (milk) is opaque, white.
Before use, it is processed and preserved according to the use (milk, milk drink, cream).
It is high in fat.
It saturates, and it’s heavy.
It is used as a thickener for sauces and spices.
It contains cholesterol.