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How To Pick A Fresh / Good Coconut?


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#1 VydorScope

 
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 10:53 AM

Okay I want to try some REAL coconut.. right form the fruit... so how do i pick a good fresh one????
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 11:03 AM

I must admit, I had a good chuckle when I read the title to this thread after your coconut ordeal! LOL I have no idea. I'd fly to someplace warm and have the guy at the fancy hotel fix it for me. :D I can dream, right?
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 11:05 AM

If I remember right, I *think* that if you shake it, a good one will sound like it has a lot of liquid sloshing around inside and be heavy for it's size.. I think :unsure:
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 11:29 AM

:lol:
Vincent, I had to laugh when I saw this thread!

Anyways, here's a sure fire way to NEVER get a yellow, household-cleaner tasting coconut ever again. ;)

I used to work in the produce dept. for several years. Lots of times customers buying cocnuts wanted me to open them and also save the milk for them. I'd go in the back....put the coconut in a couple plastic bags and then whack the heck out of it with my hammer. :D
The milk was saved in the plastic bag, the customer didnt have to deal with breaking open the cocnut at home (or finding it rotten inside), I got to take out my frusterations of the day on the coconut and everybody went home happy. :D
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 11:33 AM

Rachel. :lol: :lol: :lol:

I need to do some of those sometimes. :blink:
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 11:34 AM

Green coconuts have more milk and riper brown coconuts have more meat.

:mellow: <--- yellow coconut or yellow bowling ball?
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 11:44 AM

If I remember right, I *think* that if you shake it, a good one will sound like it has a lot of liquid sloshing around inside and be heavy for it's size.. I think :unsure:

So right, have just read, while reading a foody book to "Choose a coconut with plenty of liquid sloshing around inside"
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 11:44 AM

okay, lets ty it this way...

Im standing inthe store and I have one of them brown hairy coconuts in my hand, and I want to know if its good or bad? Whats the magic tirck? :)

Last one (wel only one) I tried the meat was yellowish, and putting a hole in it was extremely easy , did not need a hammer, just pushed it in. :( Tasted like a house hold cleaner! It was samll, but aht 1.5 cups of liquid in it.
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 11:48 AM

okay, lets ty it this way...

Im standing inthe store and I have one of them brown hairy coconuts in my hand, and I want to know if its good or bad? Whats the magic tirck? :)

Last one (wel only one) I tried the meat was yellowish, and putting a hole in it was extremely easy , did not need a hammer, just pushed it in. :( Tasted like a house hold cleaner! It was samll, but aht 1.5 cups of liquid in it.

While you're standing in the store, hold the coconut up to your ear and shake. Make sure you hear the liquid inside. See if it feels heavy for it's size and check the eyes to be sure they're hard. You should have to work to make a hole.
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Posted 01 October 2006 - 01:01 PM

My father taught me to drill one hole through each eye and let the coconut water drain completely into a container before cracking it open.
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 08:36 AM

Ok, after you've picked out your coconut, you'll want to read this web site:
http://www.thaifooda...s/crackcoc.html

It's how to actually get the darned thing open.
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 05:52 PM

My father taught me to drill one hole through each eye and let the coconut water drain completely into a container before cracking it open.

We always used the hammer and nail method when I was a kid.
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 05:54 PM

So baislcy what everone is saying is shake it and hope for the best? :lol:
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 06:02 PM

I like young coconuts much better than the brown hairy ones! :)
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Posted 02 October 2006 - 06:11 PM

I like young coconuts much better than the brown hairy ones! :)



What do they look like?
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