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11-27-2007, 11:21 AM
Hello everyone ~ Quick question on storing coconut. Have any of you separately stored the milk and meat of a young coconut ahead of time? If so, how long does it keep in the fridge? I'm trying to think of prepping steps I can do ahead of time during the week. I can't believe I have not thought earlier of opening young coconuts and storing the milk and meat separately in containers. (hello?!) :)
I've always just opened the coconut right before I needed to use it, whether it be for smoothies or raw desserts.
Thanks for any feedback!
11-27-2007, 07:23 PM
I always use the coconut water right away, as soon as I open them, because I put it into smoothies. BUT the meat I put in the freezer to use at a later date.
Right now I am saving up to make Ani Phyo's "Coconut Kreme Pie with Carob Fudge on Brownie Crust" in her book, "Ani's Raw Food Kitchen". YUM!!!
11-27-2007, 10:06 PM
Whenever I've not used up all of the coconut liquid and/or flesh on the same day that I've cracked the coconut open, I'll keep each in the fridge for up to three days in a container with a tight fitting lid. Seems fine to me :)
I've done both, together and separate...however, I prefer leaving them together in the fridge (if possible) as the flesh doesn't "dry" out as much.
They may last longer than three days in the fridge. That's just the longest I've stored them. Maybe someone else has done something similar? And yeah, freezing is good too. Separately, of course ;)
I freeze mine, either keeping them separate, or blending them together first. Works fine, and so nice to have handy.
11-28-2007, 11:23 AM
I keep mine in the container it grew in.
I just use what I need, plop the lid back on, and put it in the fridge.
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