Stand the coconut cut side up and cut a square into the tough flesh on top; pry out the square with the tip of the knife to access the water inside. A young coconut contains about 1 1/2 to 2 cups water, which tastes slightly sweet and floral. To drink it, insert a straw right into the hole.
Hereof, how do you know when a coconut is ready to eat?
If you want to eat the fresh coconut with a spoon, wait until you can hear water sloshing around but the sound is somewhat deadened as a result of the developing layer of nut meat. You can also tap on the outside of the coconut with your finger. If the tapping sounds hollow, the coconut is fully ripe.
How do you eat a coconut?
Remove the flesh from the shell. If you're eating a mature raw coconut, slide a sharp knife between the raw coconut meat and the shell, and lift the firm meat away from the shell. If you're eating a young fruit, use a spoon to scoop out the soft, jellylike meat.
How valuable is Coconuts?
Coconuts is the 47th-most valuable crop / livestock product by value ($6,190,000 thousand us dollars). The top 10 most valuable crops and livestock products are: Rice, paddy, Cow's milk, whole, fresh, Cattle, meat, Pig, meat, Chicken, meat, Wheat, Soybeans, Tomatoes, Sugarcane, Maize (Corn).