How To Remove Coconut Shell Easily

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Who does not love a tasty coconut flesh, milk or water … No one. But removing the shell of this amazing fruit can be such a mess and can even hurt you. Most people just try to crush it on a hard surface but if like me you live in a sky rise building then such hard surface may not be available and the noise pollution can be annoying to neighbors.

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Dustin Hoffman

Here is an easy way to remove the shell of coconuts without a lot of stress and it can be done indoors with less noise too.

How to remove the coconut shell

Step 1.
Place the coconut on a stove
Step 2.
Keep flipping the sides of the coconut
Step 3.
Watch out for the coconut shell cracking
Step 4.
Carefully pick it up with a cloth
Step 5.
Using the blunt side of the kitchen knife, knock on the coconut shell to completely release the flesh from the inside.

During this process the flesh might break and the liquid will be let out, collect this in a cup taking care not to spill it on your skin as it will be hot.

See Video Above For A Better Understanding

When using a preheated oven, it is advisable to pop the coconut eyes (The 3 Dots) and remove the coconut water, this creates a vacuum and opening to let out the heat and avoids the risk for the coconut exploding.

Nutrition facts

Coconut meat is high in fat and calories while moderate in carbs and protein.

The nutrition facts for 1 cup (80 grams) of fresh, shredded coconut meat are (1Trusted Source):

Calories: 283
Protein: 3 grams
Carbs: 10 grams
Fat: 27 grams
Sugar: 5 grams
Fiber: 7 grams
Manganese: 60% of the Daily Value (DV)
Selenium: 15% of the DV
Copper: 44% of the DV
Phosphorus: 13% of the DV
Potassium: 6% of the DV
Iron: 11% of the DV
Zinc: 10% of the DV
YES! The Coconut flesh is rich in many vital minerals, manganese and copper especially. Manganese supports enzyme function and metabolism of fat, copper assists bone formation and healthy heart.