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How to open a coconut

Updated on March 26, 2013

Open a Coconut and Get the Juice and Fruit

Coconut Open and Ready to be Eaten
Coconut Open and Ready to be Eaten

Easy Way To Break the Shell

How to Open a Coconut Slideshow

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Ready to Open the CoconutHold the coconut on its sideFirmly cut through the outer coconut huskSlice it down to the inner coconut shellCutthe coconut  around the whole topSlice off the coconut top delicatelyPour the coconut juice into a glassScoop out the coconut fruitEach coconut makes a nice size bowlCoconut fruit ready for coconut salad and coconut juice to drink
Ready to Open the Coconut
Ready to Open the Coconut
Hold the coconut on its side
Hold the coconut on its side
Firmly cut through the outer coconut husk
Firmly cut through the outer coconut husk
Slice it down to the inner coconut shell
Slice it down to the inner coconut shell
Cutthe coconut  around the whole top
Cutthe coconut around the whole top
Slice off the coconut top delicately
Slice off the coconut top delicately
Pour the coconut juice into a glass
Pour the coconut juice into a glass
Scoop out the coconut fruit
Scoop out the coconut fruit
Each coconut makes a nice size bowl
Each coconut makes a nice size bowl
Coconut fruit ready for coconut salad and coconut juice to drink
Coconut fruit ready for coconut salad and coconut juice to drink

Open a coconut yourself for the most coconut benefits

Coconuts provide many different health benefits such as being rich in potassium, lowering cholesterol, and supports lowering blood pressure. However, many people find them an intimidating fruit if they did not grow up in tropical regions where the coconuts grow. The outer shell layer and the even tougher inner hard shell, makes the coconut difficult to open, especially when trying to be delicate enough to not spill the coconut water that you want to save for a delicious and healthy drink..

Most of us love to drink and eat young coconut fruit for it is healthy, tasty and so refreshing for our body. Other than that,we cant deny the fact that not all of us know how to open the coconut fruit in order to get the juice and meat out from the coconut shell. For those people who feel naïve on how to open a coconut fruit this page might help you get some of the ideas on how to open a young coconut fruit. You can buy young coconuts in Safeway or in any Asian stores here in US. One of my favorite basics to make with a coconut is a coconut salad, but the juice is tasty as well and there are many other enjoyable dishes with coconut.


Steps for Opening

Coconut Opening Procedures:
1. First step you need to do is have a big sharp knife with a heel and a young coconut fruit.You don't have to buy a machete to open the coconuts in the stores in the US.

2. Position the young coconut fruit laying sideways. Put your one hand in the coconut fruit a little further at the back of the knife while your other hand is holding the handle of the knife.

3. Start cutting away the white coconut husk in the diamond-shaped portion of the coconut forming a circle, do it carefully while letting the knife natural curve while peeling, until the brown coconut shell portion is expose.

4. Using the back of your knife, you just whack the brown coconut shell off. Push your knife down until the shell pops off.

5. Pour the coconut juice in an empty glass.

6. Get the coconut meat out of its shell using a coconut scoop, fork or a spoon.

After doing all the procedures, you are now ready to use it as one of the ingredients in any recipes that you will make. Have fun with your coconut and enjoy using it! ;)

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      Emma 7 years ago from Houston TX

      Great information on how to crack coconut without wasting any of its components.

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      medor 7 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Nice example of how to open a coconut... i love this fruit (?) especially when hiking... thanks..

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