So I bought a coconut at the grocery store, and ate it for breakfast this morning. I'm talking about the kind with the dark, wood-esque exterior that you have to crack open with hammer, or chuck at the pavement. This is a mature coconut, not the "baby" coconuts where the meat is still gooey, and you have to peel all the fibrous stuff back.
So I'm trying to figure out how to even ballpark the calories from it. Most of the calorie information I can find is for juice pressed from the baby coconut meat, or shredded coconut. One source said a whole coconut has about 2000 calories, but I can hardly believe that to be the case. The meat was very dry, if I shredded it, I doubt it would be more than .5 cup, which puts it closer to 100 calories.
however, according to this website, the meat of one mature coconut shredded makes 3 - 4 cups... so at 280 calories /cup, that's around 1000 calories... add another hundred from the juice... Jeepers! My day is shot!http://www.vegparadise.com/highestperch58.html
I think the coconut water is the easiest thing to judge, although, again, most coconut water numbers are based off of the fresh young coconuts.
Any ideas? Has anyone looked into this? I certainly don't feel like I ate my entire calorie alotment for breakfast, that's just hard to believe that one little inoccuous coconut could have more calories than half a pizza?