Remember the coconut I brought home from Florida? I was trying to decide if I should try to let it sprout, or just eat it.

I decided that letting it sprout would just result in a year or more of extra work (trying to keep the plant alive) if it even worked, so time to eat!


Well, at least get the nut out. The husk was darkening, making it look like it was ripening (or rotting?). No, not rotting -- this thing is getting hard!

After watching a few YouTube videos, I decided on using these tools:

The butter knife did a nice job of relatively safely scoring the husk, and the heavy cleaver was good for prying.

That first piece was the hardest one to get out.

After just 20 minutes of strenuous effort, it was time to eat some fresh coconut!

Nope, not even close. I suppose I'll put 5-10 minutes into this project at a time, and maybe sometime tomorrow or the day after I'll have a clean coconut.

Pretty interesting though. Coir!

I'll never say that pomegranates are too much work again!


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Alan  – (February 1, 2017 at 1:37 PM)  

I forgot to add: this creates virtually no mess at all, so feel free to do it on the kitchen counter like I did. So smart. Sigh.

outlawgardener  – (February 2, 2017 at 12:27 AM)  

Thanks for the laugh. Looking forward to hearing if you think it's worth all of the work

Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (February 2, 2017 at 2:12 PM)  

LOL. Who thought getting to the good stuff would be so much work!

Mark and Gaz  – (February 6, 2017 at 6:27 AM)  

I do admire your efforts, it is hard work I must say! The mature meat is going to be tasty though but probably best used for cooking rather than raw snacking.

chavliness  – (February 6, 2017 at 8:33 PM)  

I think power tools would come in handy in the battle for the coconut! As for pomegranates: google "pomegranate seed extractor"; I have that tool and it works great!

Alan  – (February 7, 2017 at 2:37 PM)  

Chavliness: I was thinking of taking the bandsaw to it... :) My main problem with pomegranates is not getting the seeds out, it's getting the little bits of woody seed out of my mouth when eating them. Blech.

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