Coconuts sold in stores have a hard, brown exterior that remains once the outer husk has been hacked off. Removing the brown shell and reaching the white meat of a coconut requires some practice and skill with a heavy kn... More »

Coconuts are drupes, rather than nuts, and the coconut meat is also known as the fruit, mesocarp or simply the coconut. Coconuts have three layers, which include the exocarp, mesocarp and endocarp. More » Food Food Facts

To open a coconut, simply hit it with the blunt side of a knife along its natural line. You need a large knife and a bowl to catch the liquid as it drains. This process takes only a few minutes. More » Food Cooking Fruit

Canned coconut can be used for glazes, ice cream, pudding, cocktails and dressings. Other uses for canned coconut include making coconut lime tofu, smoothies, coconut rice pudding and sweet potato casserole. Canned cocon... More » Food Cooking Fruit

To toast coconut in the microwave, spread the coconut evenly over a microwave-safe dish, and microwave on high for about four to eight minutes or until golden brown. Occasionally toss the coconut with a fork to reduce th... More » Food Cooking Fruit

Coconut Secret's Coconut Aminos product is available at health-based stores including community co-operatives, the Vitamin Shop and Whole Foods. It is also available at a number of online retailers like and... More » Food Grocery

Exterior plywood can be purchased at most major home improvement stores, including Home Depot, Menards and Lowe's. When shopping for exterior plywood, look for identifying marks that distinguish the plywood as exterior q... More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance Building Materials