Prized for their pure, sweet coconut water, drinking coconuts also have amazing health benefits, containing the five electrolytes we already have in our body – potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, sodium and calcium. They are fat and cholesterol free. Also known as young coconut, the drinking coconut is harvested when the coconut is still green, at about six to nine months old. Inside the husk the shell is much thinner than a mature brown coconut and is white in appearance. At this early stage of development the coconut contains clear, sweet water and is often said to have a fizz similar to a carbonated drink. The average young coconut contains about 2 cups of water and is lined with a thin layer of soft, jelly like, meat (endosperm) on the inside of the shell which can easily be scooped out with a spoon.