How to open a coconut: useful tips

By SSPDaily editionJan 11, 2024 22:11 PMLife
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In this article, SSPDaily has prepared step-by-step instructions on how to open a coconut safely and without any hassle. We look at how to open a coconut with a knife, hammer, and even without conventional tools, allowing you to enjoy the natural benefits of this tropical delicacy.

How to open a coconut with a knife

To open a coconut with a knife, locate the three indentations or "eyes" on the round end of the nut. Pierce one of the eyes by pressing on it and turning the knife. Then, drain the coconut water through the hole and place the coconut in a plastic bag.

Tap the coconut with the knife handle around the perimeter while turning the nut in your hand - and you will crack it. Finally, use a knife to separate the coconut flesh from the hard shell.

How to crack a coconut with a hammer

To crack a coconut with a hammer, find the three eyes on the round end of the coconut. Hit each eye hard with a hammer until one of them splits.

The coconut water should flow out through the hole. Then wrap the coconut in a towel and place it on a hard surface, such as a concrete floor or cutting board, and use the hammer to crack it.

How to open a coconut without a knife and hammer

If you don't have access to a knife and hammer, use a sturdy stone or concrete surface. Hit the coconut against the stone or concrete to split it without breaking it completely.

Once cracked, collect the water and remove the flesh with your hands or a spoon. Although alternative methods may require more effort, it is still possible to open a coconut.

How to open a coconut with household items

To open a coconut without traditional tools, pierce the eyes of the coconut with a screwdriver or sharp metal object. Drain the coconut water and wrap the coconut in a thick cloth.

Then place it on a hard surface and hit it hard with a heavy object, such as a rolling pin or mallet. Eventually, the shell will crack, allowing access to the flesh.

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