How to choose, prepare, and store Coconut.
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Buying Coconut

Look for:
coconuts that feel heavy for their size and are without cracks. Shake the coconut. You should hear liquid moving around and the coconut should sound full.

coconuts with eyes" that are damp, moist or moldy."

Seasonality: All year; peak season is October-December

Storing Coconut

Unopened coconuts can be stored at room temperature for up to 4 months. Place fresh grated coconut in a tightly sealed container (or plastic bag) and refrigerated for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 6 months.

Preparing Coconut

One medium coconut will yield 1 cup of liquid and 3 to 4 cups grated or flaked coconut. To grate flesh, bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes, remove the brown membrane with a knife or vegetable peeler and grate or chop in a food processor.

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