The nutritional value of the coconut and its taste will vary depending on the stage of maturity the coconut is in. Generally, the coconut has significant amounts of minerals (potassium, sodium, phosphorus and chlorine), and fibers. As the flesh matures it becomes enriched and so does its content of fat. The coconut also has carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins A, B1, B2, B5 and C and magnesium. As the water becomes the meat the protein content increases.
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Source: Pandalai, K. M. (1958). Coconut water and its uses. Coconut Bull. 12, No. 5, 167-173.