Nata De Coco Fruit Salad

As I was shopping at Wok Shop (Asian grocery store), I noticed a jar with transparent cubes inside, labeled coconut gel (nata de coco). Thinking it was young coconut pulp-or something like that- I bought it. Turns out, it wasn’t! haha. Nata de coco is a jelly made  by fermented young coconut water. But its not really like a jelly. First you think it will be like a jelly but the second you chew on it, coconut water starts oozing out of it and its gone! Just like that. After trying it 3-4 cubes, I got hooked! This stuff is addictive…And then I started thinking how good it would be in a fruit salad!

Nata de coco comes from Philippines and is high in dietary fiber, and it has zero fat and cholesterol content. No preservatives or other chemicals are added to it. The only thing I wasn’t very excited about, is that in the jar its packed with a syrup that contains sugar, but I just washed the cubes under water. Also the nata de coco I bought has a light banana scent which is really nice! This fruit salad I made is very refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day.

You need :
-1/2 cup melon cubed/ 1/2 κούπα πεπόνι
-1 yellow mango/1 κίτρινο μάνγκο
-1-2 peaches/1-2 ροδάκινα
-3 tbsp nata de coco/ 3 κ.σ. nata de coco [ζελέ καρύδας]

Wash fruit and nata de coco, cut fruit in cubes and add everything together in a bowl. Of course you can substitute all the fruits with what you have on hand and add nata de coco. Its a great breakfast along with some cold almond milk!

Καθαρίστε όλα τα φρούτα και κόψτε τα σε κυβάκια. Ανακατέψτε όλα τα υλικά σε ένα μπωλ. Αν θέλετε μπορείτε να χρησιμοποιήσετε άλλους συνδιασμούς φρούτων μαζί με το nata de coco. Μια πολύ δροσιστική φρουτοσάλατα, ιδανική για πρωϊνό μαζί με φρέκο κρύο αμυγδαλόγαλο.

6 comments to Nata De Coco Fruit Salad

  • acheron beach

    It’s super yummy… good dieting dessert, I think. The kind I get comes from the Chinese grocery store, in a little bag labeled ‘jubes’, and can be purchased in strawberry, lychee, or lime flavour.

  • Kim

    Can anyone tell me where i can buy this product in th UK, i had it for the first time today at a chinese buffet…. Im hooked , its weird but addictive !

  • Marama

    Oooh I love that stuff! It’s like chewy jelly, totally addictive.
    Kim, there are some shops in China Town in London that sell it, and I think I saw it in a Vietnamese supermarket too.

  • Awesome Anonymous

    Hey, have you eva heard of Mogu Mogu juice? it’s juice with Nata De Coco in it and it flavored to whatever flavor the drink is (strawberry,grape, lychee, mango) . its really fun to drink. its a bit like the Aloe Vera drinks if you know what those are too. you should try them. =D

  • I found nata de coco in Dole Tropical Fruit Medley. I have been looking to get a hold of some more of this dole product. Where in the USA can I get this product or nata de coco? I love it in my fruit salad.

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