How to Crack a Fresh Coconut


Oftentimes when consumers want to cook with a fresh coconut, they’re unfamiliar with the proper techniques used to crack it open. Since they’re more familiar with the pre-shredded, packaged variety, consumers may look to your staff for advice. Here is a tried-and-true, easy way to open a coconut:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Pierce the softest eye of the coconut with a screwdriver or metal skewer
  • Drain the liquid into a bowl (this is coconut water that can act as a thirst quenching drink or can be added into recipes)
  • Bake the coconut in the oven for 10-15 minutes
  • Break the shell with a hammer, then remove the coconut fresh with the tip of a strong knife
  • Remove brown skin with a vegetable peeler
  • Shave edges of coconut meat with a vegetable peeler

Here are some great recipes to try using fresh coconuts:

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2 Responses to “How to Crack a Fresh Coconut”
  1. Are you guys gonna do an organic coconut line?? Seems this market is kinda wide open.

  2. OsterGreen says:

    Organics Unlimited does offer organic coconuts. Please contact us for availability!

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