Feb 5, 2011
Opening A Young Coconut
I bought one simply because I'd never opened one. I wanted to know what was inside. Inside is coconut water and a small amount of young coconut meat. So now I (and you) know (if you didn't before). The first challenge was how to open? I couldn't have done it without this wonderful resource on how to open a young coconut.This coconut yielded 2 1/2 cups of coconut water. The water is sweet and I wasn't expecting that. I froze it and I'll use it to cook rice when we have a coconut milk-based curry.There is very little meat but it's very easy to remove, just scrape it out with a spoon. And don't expect the hard, flaky stuff. This is squishy, fleshy, a bit slimy. There isn't much flavor. I was disappointed. I used it to make a smoothie. So that's it for the young coconut.