View Full Version : opening a coconut!!!!!!!!!!
10-03-2006, 04:41 PM
yeh, this time it took me only couple minutes to open it!!!!!!!!!
and this really is a SHOCK.
bc........ as most of you probably remember ... i was the one who thought a thai coconut, was the actual coconut!!! and added that hard white exterior to my smoothie and then BLENDED!!! :eek:
so....just chop chop....... and there i was with the top off this time!!!
yeah!! and this one had soooo much milk in it and yummy meat.
so proud of myself!!!!!!!!!!!! :p
10-03-2006, 04:44 PM
Congrats!!!!!!!! Now you might be a raw foodist if you can crack a coconut under 3 minutes and still have all 10 toes and fingers :eek:
10-03-2006, 07:26 PM
Are coconut water and coconut milk two different things?
I see a lot of recipes (esp. in RAWvolution) that call for thai coconut water. I assumed that was the liquid inside the coconut. Maybe some people call that the "milk" too?
Otherwise, I thought coconut milk was made from the coconut meat ... :confused:
10-03-2006, 07:36 PM
coconut water is the stuff that's inside a coconut and coconut milk is the stuff that you make when you blend coconut water and coconut meant (or...in the 'real world' what big machines make when they heat-press (i dont know if that's a real process but i know what they do involves lots of heat and lots of pressing) the water through the meat and make it thick and white and... dead : ( and then sell it in stores and call it coconut milk!! hope that helps ; )
10-03-2006, 07:40 PM
Yes, that helps ... thanks!
I didn't know how much "water" I could expect to find in a coconut and didn't know how many I'd have to buy to make a particular recipe. So I thot I'd try to find it at the health food store. They have coconut "milk" but not coconut "water."
I assumed I could not substitute one for the other.
One of these days I will get a coconut and have fun with it :D
10-03-2006, 07:53 PM
haha well you could, but coconut milk is really kind of icky... i used to eat it when i was little because it looked like icing but nope not good!
you should definately experiement, young coconuts, and especially coco water is soooo good, it makes you feel better immediately, total comfort food (forget potato chips!)
one coconut has about 3 cups of water i think, and i dont think you can buy the water outside of the coconut because it starts to go off and oxidize really fast.
...sorry for going on and on, i really love coconuts!!
10-03-2006, 07:59 PM
Wow ... makes me want to go right out and find one now! I will definitely pick one up this week :p
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