What is a Brown Coconut?
- Brown Coconuts are mature fruits from the coconut palm. The outer shell has a coarse brown hair-like texture. Inside the shell is a cavity filled with clear juice, known as coconut water (not coconut milk), and a layer of firm white meat. The coconut water is slightly sweet, slightly salty, and is loaded with natural electrolytes. The meat is dense, rich and chewy. Some Brown Coconuts may have a seam, or score, around the equator, which is designed to make them easier to crack open. (Sometimes labeled “Easy Break” Coconut.)
How to Eat
- Crack the shell, drain and reserve the coconut water. Cut the meat away from the shell and grate into fruit salads or use for baking. You can also toast the meat and use in a variety of recipes.
- Not to be confused with coconut milk, coconut water is the clear, sweet, crisp and refreshing liquid.
- Coconut water can be enjoyed as a healthy beverage or added to recipes.
How to Choose
- Choose heavy coconuts with lots of liquid inside and no cracks or mold.
How to Store
- Brown Coconuts are usually displayed at room temperature in supermarkets, but when you get them home, store in your refrigerator and use within five days.
Where are they grown?
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