Whenever I break coconut for the purpose of cooking or as native chicken feed, I always discard the water away. Why? Because old coconut water taste is inferior as compared with young coconut water. The same situation happen in most copra processing area. A lot of coconut liquid endosperm are wasted.
I grated some coconut for making suman, rice cake cooked in coconut milk. I saved the coconut water, filtered it using clean cheesecloth. I added some sugar to taste, (matured coconut water lacks sweetness). The result was great, the taste is like a mixture of young coconut water and virgin coconut oil.
Matured coconut water can also be used for making vinegar, wine and nata. As a medicine, it is used to cure and prevent renal disorders. Formation of renal stones can be avoided by drinking coconut water daily.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.