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Luke Hale 01-29-2010 05:28 PM

What to do with a whole coconut?
 
Did the shopping tonight and bought a coconut. (yes, first time ever!)

will have a go at cracking the thing open tomorrow.

Firstly, is it worth trying to save the water? Is this good to drink as is, or could I save it and cook with it later?

Also, is there anything i can do with the coconut flesh other than eat it raw? Can it be added to cooking as part of a paleo meal?

...or should I just eat the thing and buy coconut milk to cook with?

Sorry if this all seems silly, just never bought or cooked with coconut before! (yes I have eaten it)

:shrug:

Steven Low 01-29-2010 05:40 PM

Re: What to do with a whole coconut?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Luke Hale (Post 732134)
Did the shopping tonight and bought a coconut. (yes, first time ever!)

will have a go at cracking the thing open tomorrow.

Firstly, is it worth trying to save the water? Is this good to drink as is, or could I save it and cook with it later?

Also, is there anything i can do with the coconut flesh other than eat it raw? Can it be added to cooking as part of a paleo meal?

...or should I just eat the thing and buy coconut milk to cook with?

Sorry if this all seems silly, just never bought or cooked with coconut before! (yes I have eaten it)

:shrug:

The water is good.

You can eat the fleshy white stuff.

Yes, you should get coconut oil as well.

wfs
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-w...onut-products/
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/cocon...alth-benefits/

Luke Hale 01-29-2010 05:59 PM

Re: What to do with a whole coconut?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Steven Low (Post 732138)
The water is good.

You can eat the fleshy white stuff.

Yes, you should get coconut oil as well.

wfs
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-w...onut-products/
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/cocon...alth-benefits/

Thanks for the links Steven. It led me to another article in there about raw whole coconuts too.

I'll crack it and drink whatever water I can catch, then eat the rest.

I'll buy some coconut oil and milk for cooking!

Mary Poulin 01-29-2010 06:07 PM

Re: What to do with a whole coconut?
 
I thought the liquid inside was coconut milk.

Brian O'Laughlin 01-29-2010 06:45 PM

Re: What to do with a whole coconut?
 
You could make coconut milk.

http://www.coconut-connections.com/coconut_milk.htmYOU MUST ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE.

You'll need more than one coconut to make it worth your while.

Wayne Riddle 01-29-2010 06:49 PM

Re: What to do with a whole coconut?
 
Love coconut water

Renee Lee 01-29-2010 07:05 PM

Re: What to do with a whole coconut?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mary Poulin (Post 732155)
I thought the liquid inside was coconut milk.

no, that's coconut water. coconut milk is pressed coconut flesh

Alicia Michel 01-29-2010 08:13 PM

Re: What to do with a whole coconut?
 
all WFS

coconut water http://fromtheyak.com/wp-content/upl...onut-water.jpg

coconut flesh http://www.what2seeonline.com/wp-con...p1120753_0.jpg

coconut milk http://www.hairlossdomain.com/upload...conut_milk.jpg

Thomas Kelley 01-29-2010 08:16 PM

Re: What to do with a whole coconut?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Luke Hale (Post 732134)
Did the shopping tonight and bought a coconut. (yes, first time ever!)

will have a go at cracking the thing open tomorrow.

Firstly, is it worth trying to save the water? Is this good to drink as is, or could I save it and cook with it later?

Also, is there anything i can do with the coconut flesh other than eat it raw? Can it be added to cooking as part of a paleo meal?

...or should I just eat the thing and buy coconut milk to cook with?

Sorry if this all seems silly, just never bought or cooked with coconut before! (yes I have eaten it)

:shrug:

This could be fun to try...

How to cut a coconut (w/f/s)

Shane Skowron 01-29-2010 09:58 PM

Re: What to do with a whole coconut?
 
I never had success cutting coconuts open. So I use my kettlebell. It's the only thing in my dorm room that'll work.

Coconuts are awesome. Drain the water, crack them, and you have enough food for half the day.


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