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there they are all standing in a row. Big ones, small ones, some as big as your HEAD…..”  Ok ok, so I only have one….but here is how I open my coconuts to get out THE GOOD STUFF!
get out the cutting board and a BIG kinfe

get out the cutting board and a BIG knife

slice off the tip

slice off the tip

cut away husk to reveal the 3 lines

cut away husk to reveal the 3 lines

carefully find a soft spot with your knife and hack in

carefully find a soft spot with your knife and hack in

slice round in a circle

slice round in a circle

 

pop the top open

pop the top open

mmmm, look at all the water!

mmmm, look at all the water!

grab a jar and a funnel

grab a jar and a funnel

nice amount for like 1/2 the price

nice amount for like 1/2 the price

scrape out the flesh with a spoon

scrape out the flesh with a spoon

 

the fleshy goodness

the fleshy goodness

lovely jar of coconut (flesh)

lovely jar of coconut (flesh)

I buy my Young Coconuts anywhere I see them under $2.00 each.  They are not usually organic that way, but my budget does not allow me to always buy organic.  Hiss, boo I know.  I can usually find the young variety on sale this time of year, not sure why because they are a year round fruit, at places like Ralph’s, Albertsons and sometimes WF has a sale! I have heard that Asian markets have them too, but at mine they are not a great deal cheaper.  I love Love LOVE coconut water! So refreshing, and so good for you. I use the flesh to make a pudding or just eat it right then and there.  This particular c-nut had very slippery thin flesh.  Sometimes you really hit the jack pot and get one with thick and almost crunchy flesh.  Thats how I like it!  Coconuts are one of the highest sources of electrolytes known to man.  So grab your knife and get a hakin’!!! You will thank me later:)

Love + coconuts, Cassandra

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