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YOUNG THAI COCONUT – I dream of a frozen or dried option

POST #876
Many of us do not have easy access to young Thai coconuts, even though so .many raw recipes call for them.   I dream that, some day soon, someone will come up with a way to market frozen or dried young Thai coconut flesh, so that we can all have a chance to try out all of those delicious-sounding recipes.

I mean, how hard could it be to set up a factory similar to those which produce dried coconut and coconut water and coconut milk, to extract young Thai coconut from its shell and freeze it, or else dehydrate it, for use in food preparation?  It would seem, to me, at least, that such a venture would be cheaper, ultimately, than importing whole young Thai coconuts, which can go bad in a short time.  Such a production plant/factory could be established in a place where the coconuts grow, providing employment for local people (oh, green! oh, free market! oh, fair trade!), and still provide a competitive product for sale in Europe and North America (I say North America because I have seen, and partaken of young coconuts in South America, although they were not called “Thai” coconuts there.)

My Juicy Day: V8 Juice (sort of), Apple Juice, and Coconut Water

I started out the day with a big glass of apple juice I had made from the last four apples from my winter fruit share.

After work, I went down to Chinatown with my friend Lesa. I haven’t been there in forever. We bought Thai coconuts on the street. The lady at the stand opened them up for us and gave us straws, and we just stood on the corner and sipped the coconut water. Lesa gave me her empty coconut. After we walked around some more, we decided to have another coconut juice, so I ended up coming home with four coconuts. I’ve taken out all the meat…. and I’m thinking maybe a pina colada in the morning, with the pineapple I have in the refrigerator.

I thought I should probably make a serious vegetable juice at least once today although I really had no plan. I just looked in the refrigerator and pulled out some vegetables. (This week, I am sort of limited food-wise to whatever is in the refrigerator or in my dehydrated vegetable stash I made last summer).

V8 JUICE (sort of)
6 med. carrots
1 small beet
3 handfuls of dehydrated tomato powder, rehydrated in 1 C water
Handful dehydrated greens
1/2 sm. head red cabbage
1 red bell pepper
1/ sm onion
1 clove garlic

  • I juiced the beet and 5 of the carrots in my Champion juicer. (I just forgot the sixth carrot).
  • I put the juice (about 1 C) into the VitaMix with the last carrot, the rest of the vegetables, and the tomato soak water..
  • I added about 2 large glasses of water so that the product would be drinkable (i.e., juice and not pate)

It came out more purple than red, but it wasn’t bad. I probably could have called it soup, if I had put it in a bowl.