How to eat a coconut
The coconut is a most versatile fruit. Its incomparable flavor, its special aroma and its important nutritional qualities make it an important and delicious food. We have already told you what coconut oil is used for, how to use it and its benefits in another article.
This time we are going to explain how to select a good coconut, which may seem complicated, but in fact, if you take into account the three factors we will talk about below, it will be a piece of cake.
3. What is the coconut shell like? We have to look at the color of the shell, which should be brown and the three holes should not be too sunken or moldy. Of course, discard any coconut that has any cracks in its shell.
What part of the coconut is eaten?
The coconut pulp is the edible white part of the fruit. It contains saturated fats, antioxidants, fiber and other substances.
When not to eat the coconut?
Excessive consumption of water may have a laxative effect. Therefore, excessive consumption is not recommended. The consumption of the pulp for a very long period of time may cause an increase in body weight. Some people may be allergic to some components.
What can be eaten from the coconut?
From the coconut you can drink the water it keeps inside or you can eat the fresh pulp, and you can obtain oil, butter, milk and flour. With a thick and hairy shell, the coconut pulp is white and has an unmistakable aroma.
Disadvantages of shredded coconut
It is common to see shredded coconut in biscuits, cookies and cakes. Coconut water and coconut milk are also relatively easy to find, and the popularity of coconut oil in cooking continues to grow. But this tropical fruit has more secrets.
In the tropics, the coconut palm is considered the “tree of life” because every part of the fruit is used to produce a myriad of goods from beverages, food, fiber, fuel, utensils, musical instruments and much more.
The coconut is a large, thick green fruit, inside of which is a brown fibrous shell that envelops a thin skin, also brown, over a layer of white pulp and contains a clear liquid in the center. This fruit is officially classified as a single-seeded fibrous drupe. The peach and plum are also drupes. But in the case of the coconut, the edible part in this case is the seed. That fibrous, hard, hard-to-husk shell of the seed makes the coconut resemble a nut.
Eating coconut is bad
This peculiar fruit with so many uses turns out to be also peculiar at a nutritional level because its composition is very different from most fruits. We can consume both the water inside and the pulp. In Asia and North America coconut water is more popular, while in some European countries fresh coconut is more popular.
We can consume coconut water (the liquid that has this fruit inside). There is also coconut milk, but we should not get confused, in this case we are talking about the pulp crushed and mixed with water and/or milk. We also consume the fresh coconut, its meat itself, in fact it is one of the typical foods of the food stands at fairs. It can be consumed as is, but in addition, both domestically and industrially it can be used to make pastries and sweets and also in cooking along with savory dishes. Asian cuisine uses it a lot to season a multitude of dishes, while in Europe its consumption is more common as a dessert as part of countless sweets.
What diseases does coconut cure?
Everyone knows it: the coconut. Presented with straw and umbrella, it is the tropical refreshment par excellence and there is no idyllic island without coconut trees. But coconut is much more than that: it is a rich, long-lasting food, a natural remedy and the basis of cosmetics.
The coconut is full of nutrients, minerals and vitamins. It is one of the most complete foods, i.e. a person could eat coconuts alone for several weeks without any deficiencies. The caprylic and lauric acids contained in coconuts have antiviral and antibacterial properties that are beneficial for food and external use. The typical taste and fine sweetness also make it perfect for Soulfood and evokes deserted beaches and sunsets at sea.
How to properly open a coconut – Dr. Goerg To get to the coconut water, you have to pierce one of the three embryo holes, which appear as black dots at the end of the coconut. You can drink the coconut water with a stylish straw or directly from the coconut. You can also open the coconut on top of a container to collect the water there, although this takes some practice. You can do this by running a chisel or the back of a knife around the coconut. The parting line created makes it easier to open the coconut.