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03-20-2009, 11:12 AM
I have seen several recipes for young coconut meat, such as wraps that I wanted to try but we don't have anywhere here that sells them. Is there any substitute for this? What is the difference in young coconut meat and raw coconut flakes? New to raw and still trying to learn all the foods.
Thanks from Texas
03-20-2009, 11:26 AM
Welcome! Well? The difference is that the young coconut 'meat' (hate that word to describe the inside food), but that is very soft where the coconut flakes are from the mature (brown, fuzzy) coconuts.
What type of recipe are you looking to replace the young coconut with? If you tell me, then maybe I could help.
If it's noodles, then a zucchini would work...
03-20-2009, 01:58 PM
Try looking for asian and that type of store. I was sure there was none in my area and when I tried going to asian stores I found several stores that sell them less than a mile from where I am.
For most recipes not much can replace young coconut meat, it's a texture you don't really find in anything else, and mature coconut is completely, completely different and cannot replace it.
03-20-2009, 02:12 PM
Thanks for the replies. I found a recipe that made wonton like wrappers and one for chocolate wraps both used young coconut meat. The part of West TX I live in is all cattle country so being vegetarian much less raw is kind of taboo since oil and cattle is how everyone here makes a living. We don't have a very big Asian population and I basically we have 2 major chain stores and no Whole Foods type market. It's pretty hard to find even organic produce here. The one good health food store we have doesn't really have produce, more vitamins and bulk nuts and grains. It just makes being raw more challenging but I'm preparing my new garden and that will help but it will take some time before the produce starts coming off.
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