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10-02-2013 02:51 PM
zeehag
Re: coconuts

we have 4 kinds of cocos here inbarra de navidad, and i know of 2 kinds inmazatlan.
inmazatlan i harvested all colors and stages of ripening except the jelly nut''i kept missing that phase...i am still working on that.
i have a bowie knife i use to open cocos. i peel em then i break the hard shell and eat the meat after i drain out the liquid into a cup or glass.
good for cooking, add to pina colada instead of fake stuff... drink it plain.. many uses for the stuff inside. baking --coco meat....add to fruit salad. fresh coco is good in all phases of its development, as long as seed is growing, it is edible..it is also edible when brown. the sponge inside each ripened coco is awesome delicious.

nothing like a fresh mango pina colada with fresh coco, fresh mangos, and fresh pineaple,and decent caribean rum.
10-02-2013 01:56 PM
Delezynski
Re: coconuts

TAS,

I lived in Hawaii for 3 years, a LONG time ago. I suggest you take a vacation there (to Oahu) and visit Polynesian Cultural Center. In short order you will get a VERY good education on the subject. After Hawaii I spent time at many tropical islands and had all the snacks I could eat!

If that vacation is out of the question, YouTube is your friend..... ;-)

By the way, I never used more than a wooden stake & a rock to open them (YES, including removing the husk) in less than 2 min.

Greg
10-02-2013 01:41 PM
copacabana
Re: coconuts

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thermophile View Post
question: can you drinkbthe milk in a green, then let it age until the meat is edible?
No, it rots after you puncture the husk.
10-02-2013 01:16 PM
Thermophile
Re: coconuts

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Originally Posted by hopcar View Post
"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."

Only if I'm constipated. My rule is to drink the water from green coconuts and eat the meat from brown coconuts.
question: can you drinkbthe milk in a green, then let it age until the meat is edible?
10-02-2013 12:50 PM
Thermophile
Re: coconuts

I think ive read somewhere that more poeple die each year from falling coconuts than sharks.
09-11-2013 01:42 PM
hopcar
Re: coconuts

"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."

Only if I'm constipated. My rule is to drink the water from green coconuts and eat the meat from brown coconuts.
09-11-2013 08:24 AM
sawingknots
Re: coconuts

btw its not a good idea to sit in the shade of a coconut tree,when a nut falls it hits the ground with a loud thud even so I've never heard of anyone getting hit but its bound to happen
09-11-2013 08:21 AM
sawingknots
Re: coconuts

when i'm in the Philippines I usually drink a glass of coconut milk every day,its refreshing and supposed to be good for you,the locals climb the tree and attach a plastic bottle to the nut and let it drip [I assume that a hole is made]after a few days the milk becomes fermented and has some alcoholic properties,its called tuba,i've drank it but didn't particularly like the taste,i'm told that the longer its aged the higher the alcohol content,they also make a desert using the soft meat and milk mixed with shaved ice and condensed can milk and various fresh fruit,this is called halo halo,its sold on almost any street by venders
09-11-2013 03:00 AM
manatee
Re: coconuts

Quote:
Originally Posted by hopcar View Post
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.
09-11-2013 02:20 AM
hopcar
Re: coconuts

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.
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