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How to Store Coconut

General How to Store Coconut Info

Three parts of the coconut are used: the white coconut meat, the coconut oil and the coconut milk. Coconut milk is not the thin liquid that drains from a fresh coconut when split open; it is made from a process of cooking shredded coconut meat and water.

Short Term Coconut Storage

Chunks of meat from an opened coconut may be refrigerated in an airtight container for about 1 week. If possible, pour the juice drained from the coconut over the chunks before refrigerating.

Refrigerate freshly grated coconut in an airtight plastic bag; the quality will hold for about 5 days.

Coconut Long Term Storage

Fresh unopened coconuts may be stored at room temperature up to six months.

Freshly grated coconut meat can be frozen in an airtight plastic bag for up to 6 months.

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