I am NUTS for COCONUTS
Young coconuts have been on sale at the store recently and I have been taking advantage of the deals! In order to take advantage of the deals, I needed to purchase a STURDY knife. Luckily, I found one on sale at Target!
I love cracking open a coconut and drinking the water. Most coconuts I have found contain about 10 ounces of liquid. Coconut water provides a good source of fiber, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and manganese. It is a great choice for re-hydration to replenish electrolytes lost during exercise.
Crack the Coconut
Step One: To crack a coconut you need to peel the plastic wrap off of the young coconut and use a sharp knife to peel off the white layer from the top. I suggest you place the blade of the knife at the top of the coconut and push out to avoid cutting yourself.
Step Two: Once the brown shell is exposed, take the blunt heel of the knife to the edge of the coconut and hit the nut. Hit it a few times to start a crack and work around the shell. NOTE: Some water may splash out if the nut is full of water. If this happens, drain the coconut ASAP then continue removing the top.
The flesh of the young coconut can be scooped out of the shell with a stiff plastic spatula. It can be eaten on its own or added to dishes.