To remove the shell from a coconut, first drain the milk from the coconut, then wrap it in a towel, hit it with a hammer until it breaks open, and use a small knife to remove the coconut flesh. Alternatively, put the coc... More »

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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 »

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Cracking eggs on a flat surface rather than the edge of a bowl helps to keep egg shells out of the bowl. If pieces of eggshell end up in the bowl anyway, using your finger to remove the egg shell is unhygienic, and using... More »

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Coconut husk fiber, also called coir, is the fibrous material found between the hard interior shell and the outer shell of a coconut. Brown coir is made from ripe coconut, while white coir is taken from an unripe coconut... More »

Yams have blackish or brown skin with white, purple or red flesh, while sweet potatoes have white, yellow, red, purple or brown skin. Sweet potato flesh can be white, yellow or orange. Yams are more rich in starch and dr... More »

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To keep a cut avocado fresh, whether it's ripe or not, sprinkle lemon or lime juice on the exposed flesh. This helps prevent the inside from turning brown. Wrap it in plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container and... More »

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While the flesh of the yew berry is not poisonous, the seeds contained inside the flesh are toxic. If the flesh of the berry is eaten without the seeds being chewed, the seeds pass through the body undigested without cau... More »

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