Coconut, Regular Brown Selection Information | Nutritional Information | Tips & Trivia
Scientific Binomial Name: Cocos nucifera
Fruit salads, baked desserts, puddings, custards and pies.
Good quality coconuts will be juice heavy for their size. You can hear the milk inside a coconut when it is shaken.
Avoid coconuts without liquid inside or those with cracked husks and wet or moldy eyes.
Coconut does not need to be refrigerated, but cold storage will not cause any harm either.
Coconut will not ripen after being picked.
Coconut meat is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a very good source of Manganese.
To crack coconuts, pierce on or two of the eyes and drain the milk.
Place in the freezer for an hour, or in a 350°F oven for 20-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Wrap the coconut with a dish towel and tap all over with a hammer. The meat is now ready to be cut out, shredded or grated in a blender or food
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