Originally Posted by hopcar
In Miami you can buy chilled green coconuts. The vendor will dig one out of the ice, take about three swipes at the top with a machete, stick a straw in it and hand it to you. Very refreshing on a hot day.
Has anyone heard of opening and eating a sprouted coconut?
I saw Survivor Guy do that on television. He pulled a solid white ball of what looked like coconut meat out and started munching on it. I have several sprouted coconuts in my yard now. Maybe this weekend I'll open one and see what's inside.
Sometimes the Cuban markets in Broward have the green nuts. After you drink the water, do you eat the 'spoon meat'? It's the jelly-like stuff that becomes the meat as the nut ripens.
Euell Gibbons talks about eating the sprout, either out of hand or sliced in a salad. Tom Neale, in his book, "An Island To One's Self"
, talks of using the sprouts extensively.