Frieda's Specialty Produce - Coquito Nuts

Overview

What is a Coquito Nut?

  • Also known as mini coconuts, Coquito nuts are similar in size and shape to a marble with a surface resembling wood and interior flesh that is white. The taste is similar to coconut with a slight hint of almond. These nuts are shelled and quite crunchy.

How to Eat

  • They can be eaten right from the package without being washed or peeled. Grind them in a blender and sprinkle on ice cream or yogurt or add to your favorite baked goods before cooking.

Health Benefits

  • Coquito nuts are low in sodium.

How to Store

  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks. If they become too hard, they can be softened by boiling in water for 10 minutes.

When are they in season?

  • Limited availability and distribution in the United States.

Where are they grown?

  • Product of Chile

Recipes

Chocolate Bark with Coquito Nuts

Chocolate Bark with Coquito Nuts Ingredients 2 6-ounce packages Frieda’s Coquito Nuts 2 cups semisweet, bittersweet or milk chocolate chips Optional garnish: More crushed coquito nuts or unsweetened shredded coconut Steps Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil or non-stick … Continue reading

Sweet & Crunchy Melon Salad

Sweet & Crunchy Melon Salad Ingredients: 1/2 cup Frieda’s Coquito Nuts, crushed 3 cups cantaloupe, honeydew, or other melons like pepino melon, cut in chunks 1 cup fresh strawberries or raspberries, sliced Coconut-Lemon Dressing: 1 carton (8 ounce) lemon low-fat … Continue reading

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