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How to choose, prepare, and store Coconut.
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Buying Coconut

Look for: coconuts that feel heavy for their size and are without cracks. Shake the coconut. You should hear liquid moving around and the coconut should sound full.

Avoid: coconuts with eyes" that are damp, moist or moldy."

Seasonality: All year; peak season is October-December

Storing Coconut

Unopened coconuts can be stored at room temperature for up to 4 months. Place fresh grated coconut in a tightly sealed container (or plastic bag) and refrigerated for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 6 months.

Preparing Coconut

One medium coconut will yield 1 cup of liquid and 3 to 4 cups grated or flaked coconut. To grate flesh, bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes, remove the brown membrane with a knife or vegetable peeler and grate or chop in a food processor.

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