Coconut is like the miracle fruit for many. Do you know that some cancer patients who are undergoing radiotherapy like to drink coconut water? They say it cools them down after the treatment. When I was in Mt. Miriam, some swear by how effective it is to ‘cool’ them down. My bro-in-law who passed away at the Penang GH due to cancer also had many coconuts delivered to him. His friends plucked the fruits (coconut is a fruit, rite?) fresh from their kampung and bring to him daily.
Some culture recommends pregnant women to drink coconut water. Some forbid it. My mom would faint if I dare to drink it during pregnancy because she said the coconut will give me and the baby ‘wind’.
I don’t believe in wind or cooling. Instead I believe in bacterias. If you take a contaminated fruit, you are bound to get tummy upset and bloatiness.
Now, have you seen jelly in coconut instead of coconut water? Well, this is the real Penang Coconut Jelly. It is a process whereby they turned the coconut water into its jelly form. You can find out more by asking the producer.
There is an email where you can write to them and ask. My hubby buys the coconuts for me so I never have a chance to go to the shop yet. It is located near to Sports Toto near the Petani Road Police Station in Jalan Datuk Keramat.
RM3.70 per fruit. Supposed to be refrigerate at 2 deg celcius. I would prefer to and eat them immediately for fear of contamination as bacteria grows fast in coconut as it is milky.
I absolutely love it and will drool about it. However, you need to find a fruit that is not too old. You can tell from the colour of the coconut shell. The darker coloured ones are older and usually a bit sourish. The right one is very sweet. After eating the jelly, I will scrap the coconut flesh with a spoon.
Do you know they have fake coconut jelly as well? It is sold for RM3.50 at some wet markets. I bought one before. It is actually scrapped coconut flesh mixed with jelly, hardened in the coconut. Note that this Joez Coconut Jelly is using strictly coconut water minus the scrapped coconut flesh and jelly. The ‘fake ones’ taste nice as well but I do wonder how clean the process of scrapping the coconut flesh is.