Size Varies, typically 8-12 inches (20-30 cm) in diameter
Weight Varies, typically 2.5-5.5 pounds (1.1-2.5 kg)
Shape Spherical to oval shape with a pointed end
Shell Color Brown to dark brown, sometimes with hairy or fibrous outer layer
Shell Texture Smooth to rough, depending on maturity
Shell Hardness Very hard and tough
Shell Thickness Approximately 0.2-0.4 inches (5-10 mm)
Husk Color Brown to light brown, fibrous appearance
Husk Texture Coarse and fibrous, with hair-like strands
Inner Shell Hard, woody inner shell with three "eyes" or pores at one end
Flesh Color White to off-white
Flesh Texture Firm and juicy, with a slight crunch near the shell
Water Content Contains liquid coconut water (varying quantities)
Meat Thick, solid meat or flesh inside the coconut, can be used for various culinary purposes
Nutrient Content Rich in healthy fats, fiber, vitamins (especially B vitamins), and minerals
Germination Some coconuts contain a sprout or embryo within the meat, which can grow into a new coconut palm
Ripeness Coconuts can be consumed at various stages of ripeness, from young green coconuts to fully mature brown coconuts
Use Consumed as a fruit, used for coconut milk, oil, and various culinary applications. Also used for making handicrafts and coconut shell products