This is the part of the coconut where you’ll find the “meat” or flesh. Coconut meat is versatile and can be eaten raw, cooked, or used as a preserve.
Our coconuts arrive to you whole and unopened to preserve the quality of the fruit. If it’s your first time opening a coconut, it may appear a daunting task. Luckily, the reward (juicy, delicious coconut meat) is well worth the effort.
Here are a few steps to help make this task a little easier:
Place the coconut on a cutting board and locate the three eyes of the coconut. Of the three, only one will be soft.
Using a metal skewer, a Phillips head screw driver or even a nail and hammer, puncture a hole through the soft “eye”. It should puncture easily.
Drain any juices into a bowl. Do not discard the juices. Instead, use them for drinking or cooking purposes.
Hold the coconut in one hand use a hammer with the other hand to hit along the perimeter (the middle of the coconut) while continuing to rotate the coconut. This should form a clean crack around the midline, and now you should have two open halves to your coconut.
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