Storing Fresh Coconut Meat – To Keep it Fresh for days

How to keep Coconut Meat Fresh for Days.

I love anything coconut.  The milk is wonderful as a base of many recipes, including Indian curry dishes..  Flaked coconut makes a wonderful addition to frosting. And pieces of coconut make a great snack.  (as long as you are not too calorie conscious.  Although healthy, it does have plenty of calories.)  Any many vegans use coconut oil as a preferred oil for cooking. There are lots of cooking tips for using coconut but what about storing coconut meat?

How to keep coconut fresh for days.Storing Fresh Coconut meat is easy.   The trick is keeping it cool.

  1. Place the fresh coconut pieces into a plastic container or zip lock bag.  You can use either shredded fresh coconut or chunks of fresh coconut meat. 
  2. Seal the container tightly.
  3. Place the container into the refrigerator.  The un-shredded fresh coconut will keep for four to five days. Refrigerate shredded fresh coconut will only last one to two days.
  4. For longer storage, grate the whole coconut pieces, squeeze out the liquid and place in the freezer. Be sure to leave some room in the container for expansion when freezing.

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