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How to choose Coconuts?

Discussion in 'Spotless Kitchen' started by roja, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. roja

    roja Junior IL'ite

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    You know what choosing a good coconut has been a problem for us these days. I shake the coconut to see whether I hear the water sound clearly, without any blug, blug kind of sound. A technique followed back home from my granny's day in choosing a good one.

    But I always end with bad ones :(

    Any tips on how to choose good coconuts?
     
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  2. amudha

    amudha Senior IL'ite

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    Choosing coconuts

    Hey, you need to choose dark brown coconuts. Some coconuts would be light brown which would have been plucked while tender. These coconuts will get spoilt soon before the time they reach the shops and then us.

    Also the 3 eyes (dark black spots near the kudumi) should be very healthy. Just press hard in one of those eyes to check them.
     
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    vinu Junior IL'ite

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    Try shredded coconuts

    Roja,

    Have you tried shredded coconuts? Don't you get them in the Indian stores in the US? Aren't they suitable for your cooking needs?

    I feel it is safe to buy, easy to use and can be stored for long too.
     
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    madhu_cute Junior IL'ite

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    Knock on the coconuts

    Roja,

    one more technique you can try while buying the coconuts is to knock on them. It should sound hard and not hollow.
     
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    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    how to choose coconut....

    the coconut that has the top all fibre and not clogged together is good with ur other testing and the ones that r jammed up without any fibre and r lighter in shade r very tender and not the right kind to be chosen....hope i helped u..regards ....sundarikannan
     

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