How to Open a Coconut

One of nature’s most nutritious treats is pure coconut water, which can only be extracted from a young green coconut. Although machetes are used on the islands, it’s a bit dangerous to try at home.

Instead, drill out the two eyes with a corkscrew, screwdriver or hammer and drain the fresh coconut water into a cup. Next, holding the coconut with the eyes on one end and stem on the other, whack it a few times with a cleaver or machete. It should break in half.