How to open a coconut correctly: 5 useful tips

By SSPDaily editionApr 1, 2024 09:43 AMFood Life hack
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Do you know how to open a coconut quickly and easily? SSPDaily has prepared tips that will help you enjoy its delicious contents without much effort.

Use the right tools

Choose a sturdy knife with a sharp blade that can easily pierce the tough outer shell of the coconut. In addition, use a rubber mallet or mallet to help break the fruit after the first crack in the shell is made.

Finding the soft spot

Find three small depressions on the surface of the coconut. One of these depressions will be softer if you press it with your finger. It is from this place that you need to start opening the fruit. Use a sharp knife blade to gently pierce this soft spot, creating a small hole.

Opening

Hold the coconut firmly with one hand and hit it in a circle with a rubber mallet or mallet with the other. Rotate it as you strike to ensure even force and to crack the shell. After a few hard blows, the coconut should split into two halves, exposing the white flesh and coconut water inside.

Removing the pulp

Gently slide a knife or spoon between the flesh and the shell, moving in a full circle. When the flesh separates, it can be easily removed from the shell. Then use a grater or food processor for further processing.

Enjoying fresh coconut

Coconut water is a fresh beverage that you can use in smoothies, cocktails, or replace water in recipes. Coconut flesh can be used in a variety of dishes, such as curries, desserts, or as a salad topping.

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