Wednesday, January 09, 2008

How to Murder a Young Coconut

...and a fine job we did of it.

I've been reading how great young coconuts are nutritional wise. I read a good many "Raw Blogs". I do try to eat as raw as I can, or really want to. Breakfast is usually raw, Lunch I shoot for 75% (but since it's winter, and I'm cold, it's more like 50% raw) and then dinner, not so much.

So back to the murder thing. I read a website "It's Awesome to be Rawsome" and Ms. Awesome (which I really think she is) demonstrates the RIGHT WAY to KILL a young coconut. Murdering and Killing are two totally different things as Goods and I show you.

As soon as Goods realised what I was doing in the kitchen, he came in and took the knife away from was really for my own good. So my knife I chose wasn't cutting it, I didn't want to use my good knives so Goods went to get some tools from the garage.

Took awhile, but here's the coconut water:

Goods in action...and NOT with the proper killing tools-

Now try the chisel-
And finally Murdered (after he took it outside, wrapped in the towel and whacked it with the hammer)-

I know, not pretty, but we are young coconut virgins...and I don't think Ms. Awesome would be very proud of it......

My verdict- FUNKY. It really reminded me of coconut (go figure) cream pie. Very gel like.
Goods verdict - I can't believe you are eating it- doesn't it remind you of mushrooms ???(a huge dislike of mine).

So after the taste test I scooped the rest of the meat out and I used it in our breakfast smoothies the next morning. That was yummy! Now for the coconut water, I didn't try it yet- I thought I was adventurous enough for one day....I'm thinking coconut water and vodka tonight.
For me the young coconut is going to be an acquired taste, or really texture...I would buy more, I would also buy the proper killing tools too.

And why are young coconuts so good for you ask????

  • Coconut water is identical to human blood plasma which makes it the universal donor. Plasma makes up 55% of human blood. By drinking coconuts we give ourselves a instant blood transfusion - info from this source.

  • The coconut water is more hydrating to the body then water - info from this source.
    Like Nature's Gatorade!

  • Many more reasons that you can explore in the mentioned links.

1 comment:

Tommie said...

Ms Awesome here. I like that name. I think you did a bang-up job (pun intended). It would be a terrible adulteration to mix the coconut water with any kind of alcohol. That would kill the goodness of the water. It's your coconut and your water, though, so it's up to you. Looks like you got one that was fresh and immature (two things you want in a young coconut).