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Life Hacks-Cutting Coconut 8 Fantastic Ways Below

Seriously the Hardest Fruit you will every attempt to cut. Where do you start? Do you Even Have the right Tools? Can they be used as a weapon-definitely!  Find great tips, hacks, and nutritional value of coconuts below.

PRO TIP=>Soaking the Coconut in water for a few minutes will soften the shell

Dive in to Coconut History and Fun TIps all about Coconut Here

How to cut a Coconut with simple Kitchen Knives

Cutting Coconuts is crazy hard without the right technique, we found a secret everyone should know. Tip-Use a glove to protect your hand like in the video.

Got a Hammer, here is my Favorite way to bust open a coconut. It comes out Whole.

In under 3 minutes, you can break off the shell and skin the inside coconut to expose a perfect piece of coconut flesh ready to eat or drink.

Coconut Nutrition Facts

Coconut Milk Nutrition Facts

1 Cup of coconuts milk has 552 calories, 6g protein, 14g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, 8g sugar, 58g fat (includes 50g saturated fat)

Coconut meat Nutrition Facts

1 cup has 283 calories, 12.2g carbohydrates, 2.7g protein, 26.8g (of that is 23.8g saturated)

Coconut Water Vs Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk calories are higher due to the high level of Fat, which results in a much thicker liquid. The Milk is made up of both coconut water and Coconuts Milk. The Milk will be used more for cooking.  You can make your own Homemade Coconut Milk by simmering shredded coconut meat in water and then straining out the coconut pieces. The leftover liquid will separate and the coconut cream will float to the top to be scraped off.

Coconut Water is found in young Coconuts that have not yet ripened. The fluid inside of a young coconut is lacking the high-fat content that comes from the meat during ripening.  Coconut water is low in calories and high in potassium. There are almost twice as many carbs in coconut milk than carbs in coconut water.

Coconut Water Nutrition Facts

1 cup 46 calories, .5g fat, 8.9g carbs, 1.7g protein, these numbers will vary in different brands due to additives such as sweeteners.

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Coconut oil Nutrition Facts

1 tablespoon Coconut oil calories equals 120. Coconut oil fat content equals 14g (12g of that are saturated) carbs in coconut oil are zero.

Shredded Coconut Nutritional Facts

Sweetened shredded coconut calories-128g, 0.9g protein, 14.5g carbs, and 7.8g fat, including 7.4 grams of saturated fat.

How to Break open a coconut with just a screwdriver

Drain the milk and break that sucker open.

 

Same Principle as above Just using a knife and a rock instead

Once Peeled Simply Drop a Straw in to drink the Milk (no holes needed if you do it right)

do you love coconut water, how about Coconut milk. WIth this method you wont even need a tool to puncture a hole for the straw.

The best Tools for opening a Coconut, First up the Brazilian Coconut Opener

It Works like a cork screw to give you an instant trouble free refreshing drink. Make Eating Coconut easy!

Coco Jack to Break open your Coconut

A safe, effective way to break open the top of any coconut.

The Fastest Way to Peel a  Coconut

Place the Coconut Fruit against a hard service like a cutting board. Use a cleaver to make small chopping incisions to skin the coconut, wear gloves to protect the hands.

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