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I am reading conflicting information.

https://www.friedas.com/products/young-coconut/ (mirror) says young coconut and white coconut are different:

Young coconuts, white coconuts and brown coconuts all come from the same coconut palm, they just differ by stage of maturity.

https://www.chowhound.com/post/white-coconut-292062 (mirror) says they are the same:

The white coconuts are the young coconuts with the green outer skin removed.

Which one is right?


Young coconut:

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White coconut:

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  • To me your quotes say the same. White coconuts are young coconuts with the (still green) skin removed.
    – Willeke
    Commented May 3, 2021 at 8:12
  • @Willeke the first quote says that they differ by stage of maturity. Commented May 3, 2021 at 12:19
  • We have white coconut available here in Mexican supermarkets and I find the meat firmer than streetside drinking coconut which would be too fragile to peel. Too many regional terms to be precise
    – Pat Sommer
    Commented May 8, 2021 at 22:21

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