Where to get fresh mature coconuts?
- doublejnyc Jun 15, 2010 12:05 PM
Whas up killer food mavens. I need help. Is there a reliable source in Manhattan for fresh "mature" brown colored coconuts? Not to be confused with young coconuts for drinking and the thin meat inside.
The coconuts I've gotten from Whole Foods, Westerly Market and the Amish Market have mostly been rotten inside. The water is rank and not sweet and after cracking them open the meat has already separated from the shell and is bitter and rotten.
I haven't tried Fairway yet. Perhaps there's a place in Chinatown?
Any recommendations would be GREATLY appreciated.
By the way, I use the thick coconut meat to make fresh raw coconut cream with my Green Power/Green Star Juicer. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqkRkw...
the juicing part is at 4:36
Some tips. Make sure your coconut meat is room temperature. Once you make the cream mix it with a little raw unheated honey and it will last in the fridge for a week. It will have the consistency of hard ice cream but it's still good to go.
Warning though. Even though this stuff is mad tasty it's highly detoxifying. So eat in small doses or you might get nervous, depressed or fidgety.
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