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First Time- Organic Young Coconuts!

 

Organic young coconuts from Mexico are now at Earl’s for the first time! Young coconuts are harvested at the optimum time when they are overflowing with coconut water.  As coconuts mature the water is absorbed and the flesh becomes thicker. Young coconuts are lined with a soft and creamy flesh that is full of antioxidants.  Christie Biddle, Fruit Buyer at Earl’s, loves to throw the flesh into a smoothie for added creaminess.

Coconut water is low in calories and full of vitamins and minerals. It contains lauric acid, chloride, iron and is chock full of electrolytes including potassium, magnesium and calcium. Coconut water has become very popular to drink after exercise to help rehydrate the body.  Research has also shown coconut water to help with digestive problems, high blood pressure and increase your good cholesterol (HDL).

Choose a young coconut that feels heavy for its size which indicates it is full of water.  Don’t be intimidated by cutting open the coconut. No need for a machete! You can use a simple chef’s knife to follow these easy steps.

 

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Easy steps to open a young coconut

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#1 Trim excess husk from pointed top of coconut.

#2 With the bottom edge of your knife, strike the coconut towards the top.

#3 Continue to strike the coconut around the top until you have reached your starting place.

#4 Lift the lid, pour out the water. Scrape out the creamy coconut flesh and eat.

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