Fruit of the tropics…

March 4, 2011

Cocoas…

Eye pleasing. A coconut tree can produce up to 75 coconuts per year. The sturdy, hard shells are used to make such things as bowls or buttons..

To begin the devouring process, first Jaime chops off one side with his machete. He gets as close as he can with a few whacks without demolishing the coco. The idea to chop at it enough to expose one small opening to sip the water through...

Jamie has mastered the art of getting into them and we were all handed coconuts with perfect sipping holes. Coconut water contains proteins, fiber, sugar, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and works as an excellent isotonic electrolyte, making it an ideal beverage for any body working on a hot day...

Once you finish drinking the water (there's not all that much in there) the coco is chopped in half to allow for the eating of the meat. We used other broken parts of the coconut shell as our scraping spoons...

Coconut meat, super fatty and relatively tasty...

Silke approves...

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