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How does one open a coconut?

  1. jeserem profile image82
    jeseremposted 4 years ago

    How does one open a coconut?

    My question is to any one who knows how to open a coconut.

  2. Thief12 profile image91
    Thief12posted 4 years ago

    The unorthodox way my mom taught me was to just put the coconut on a strong bag and smash it against the concrete, hahaha.

    But I've seen chefs on TV that use a big knife or machete to open them.

  3. MatthewParker profile image73
    MatthewParkerposted 4 years ago

    Hey jeserem, though i have no personal experience with opening a coconut i found this article for you http://www.wikihow.com/Open-a-Coconut
    hope that helps you!

  4. Blond Logic profile image97
    Blond Logicposted 4 years ago

    I live in Brazil and we have many coconut trees here on our 8 acres. Firstly there are two types. The green ones which you see in a beach bar with a straw in them.
    The older type you see available in stores.
    I am assuming you are referring to the older type with the white coconut meat inside. The ones in the store will already have the outer  husk removed. The hard shell can be opened using the back of a heavy knife. Here they use a machete. They tap it, rotate it, tap it, rotate, tap until they have made a circle and it opens. They do this horizontally.