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Weird Oahu Fruit (1997)

I saw these strange-looking fruits in the bed of a pickup truck at a beach park on Oahu’s north shore. I originally thought they were breadfruit, the Polynesian staple whose starchy flesh reportedly tastes like bread. Then I found out they actually were immature coconuts. Before they turn the more familiar brown color, coconuts are yellow or green. Immature coconuts have soft, jelly-like flesh, and contain up to half a liter of “coconut water” that makes a refreshing drink.


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