Coconuts are a one type of delicious and versatile food that are especially good when eaten fresh and it contains a great source of vitamins and nutrients, coconut water is a favorite drink for a reason it is not to mention it's incredibly refreshing.
One way is heating the coconut in your oven to help soften it enough that you can just whack it against a hard surface to split it open.
If you do not have access to an oven, a simple hammer or mallet can help crack the coconut open and once you have it open, you only need a knife and vegetable peeler to free the coconut meat so after then it is ready to eat.
I can explain all the parts of coconut, on the outside a coconut is covered in a thick, fibrous husk. When removed, the coconut shell, the coconut shell is a small, circular casing that holds both the coconut meat and coconut water, which is attached to the shell, and the all shell is filling with coconut water, the husk must be removed to see the coconut shell within and after remove the shell, you can see coconut meat, which have full vitamins and minerals.
You will get all that delicious meat inside that's perfect for cooking and baking and both tasks are much easier than they look Mature coconuts are one of the most popular variety carried by health food stores both and it test is very good, it store in long time, This is because they do not need refrigeration or other similar methods to preserve their integrity and Young coconuts are often refrigerated in order to preserve them, for that reason, they are found in the refrigerated section of the produce is in health food stores.
First of all I can suggest to you three easy methods to open a coconut at your home, it is as follows.
1. Draining the Coconut
Make a small hole in the top of the coconut, at the top of the coconut, there are three eyes or indentations, among these one is usually the weakest, to use a sharp knife and make the hole in everyone's eyes, among these one is break down easily.
To break the coconut eye you can also use a metal skewer or screwdriver to poke a hole in the top of the coconut, so the use of metal skewer eye easily breaks.
After breaking the coconut eye, turn the coconut upside down over a glass. To collect the coconut water one glass or a bowl will be needed and then place the coconut upside down over it so the hole that you have punched in it is directly over the glass.
You have placed the coconut upside down over the glass and you may need to shake the coconut a few times to get the last bit of water out from the coconut and the water from a fresh, young coconut should be sweet.
2. Using the Oven to Open the Coconut
To the use of Oven, heat is helping open the coconut, it is important to ensure that your oven is warm enough at 375 degrees Fahrenheit temperature.
You can put the drained coconut into the pan and bake it for 10 minutes and after 10 minutes you can see a crack develop in the shell, if the coconut has not cracked properly after 10 minutes, after then continue to bake it until you notice that the shell is starting to split.
After 10 minutes, you will notice that the coconut has started to crack, remove the baking sheet from the oven, cool for two or three minutes, then wrap the coconut in a small kitchen towel or rag properly.
When coconut is wrapped in the towel, set it inside a large plastic garbage bag to remove the shell of the coconut, close the plastic bag and whack the coconut against a hard surface several times, the easier the hard surface will be to break into pieces.
After the coconut is broken into pieces, remove it from the garbage bag and remove from the wrap towel and take each piece, and wedge a knife between the shell and the white meat of the coconut to carefully separate the parts.
Inside the coconut, there may still be some light brown fiber covering the white meat. To remove these light brown fiber vegetable peeler is used, when you remove the fiber from the meat, you are ready to eat your meat or cook with your coconut.
3. Opening the Coconut with a Mallet
After draining the coconut means removing water from it, you have a folded kitchen towel around one side of the coconut and then use your non-dominant hand to hold it so the part of the coconut not covered with the towel means the open part of coconut is in front of you.
Hold the coconut with the towel and use a mallet and tap on the coconut until it converts into a small piece and breaks the coconut easily; a metal mallet tends to work best for opening the coconut, without much effort you can easily get out the meat.
Use your figure to split cracked coconut in two and set the coconut down on the table.
To separate the meat from the fresh coconut, use the sharpener knife to carefully pry the meat away from the shell until it is completely separated, through this remove the meat of coconut. Repeat with the entire coconut piece, after it removes this light brown fiber with the use of vegetable peeler.
Opening a Fresh Coconut
Fresh coconuts can be removed from a coconut tree with a long sturdy stick or branch, a long-reach pruner or saw, or can be collected from the ground if it has fallen from the coconut tree, many street stands or local produce vendors may sell these varieties so you don't have to remove one yourself.
The tools you use to open the fresh coconut can be dangerous, especially if they have sharp blades. You have to open the coconut in your home, and then follow this step.
Place the coconut on a cutting board with the top part facing to the inside of the cutting board, which is like a flower, use the sharpener knife to slightly lift off the top flower section of the coconut.
To the end, put the screwdriver into the very top part of the coconut and use the hammer to insert the screwdriver, after it hole in the coconut and get out the coconut water into a glass through the first hole and collect it.
Whack the coconut and continue whacking until the coconut husk cracks on both sides, after the cracked on both sides, tear the coconut halves apart with your hands or a spoon and using a spoon, scoop out the coconut meat until all is removed.
The easiest to open the coconut is mature coconut; medium is young coconut and difficult is fresh coconut.