Green Coconuts in Tesco
Imagine my surprise when I was In Tesco earlier browsing the exotic fruit section and I see fresh young green coconuts from Costa Rica, for just 99p!
Yes that right, green coconuts have hit the mainstream and are now available at the UK’s biggest retailer.
Green coconuts are so readily available in the US – you can find them in many Asian and health food stores, and they feature in so many raw recipe books from across the pond that you can’t help feeling like you’re missing out.
If you contrast that with just a handful of places that sell them here, most of which are in London, this feels like an exciting development – depending on how you feel about supermarkets!
I’ll be posting my recipe for Pad Thai which uses the white meat as noodles very soon, but for now I’ll share how I enjoyed my first one today!
In a high-power blender, blend the meat and water from one coconut with an Indian mango and a handful of blueberries until smooth. I was high for about an hour after I drank this, it was absolute heaven!
How to open a coconut (video) NB Thai young coconuts are stripped of their outer shell and end up looking like little white huts, as in this video. They are then dipped in a fungicide solution. The ones available in Tesco, which come from Costa Rica, still have the green part on which may mean they haven’t been dipped in the fungicide solution.
Benefits of coconut water from living-foods.com