Coconut is one of the healthiest and most nutritious nuts on earth. Some love its pulp, others drink milk with pleasure, and still, others use it for cosmetic purposes. But not everyone knows how to split a coconut properly. The nut is often smashed with a hammer or ax, but this is a very traumatic method. How then can you open a coconut effortlessly? Let us find out.
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Make a hole and drain the juice
There are three indentations on one side of the coconut. Insert a thin knife or screwdriver into one of them. Make a small hole. Take any suitable container and pour the coconut juice into it.
Put the coconut in the oven
Preheat oven to 190° C, place the baking sheet with coconut on a medium level. Leave it on for about 10 minutes until the coconut shell cracks.
Wrap the coconut in a towel and bag
Place the coconut in a tea towel and tight bag, then bang it several times against the countertop. The nut should split into pieces.
Peel and shell the coconut
Remove the coconut from the towel and use a knife to separate the white flesh from the shell carefully. Then, use a regular knife or vegetable peeler to remove the remaining brown skin. Done!
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You can also warm up the coconut in the microwave. Microwave it in a suitable container for about three minutes. This will make it easy to split.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Today Lifestyle