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I had to use a regular hand saw to cut open the coconut. If stranded on an island, how do you open a coconut? Does it explode if you cook it?
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Dr. Thomas Rohde
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sharp object
My son can open a coconut in about 30 seconds with the edge of a sharp piece of steel like a fence post or the edge of a sharp rock edge by hitting it repeatedly.
I would think cooking would build up pressure and explode it not to mention that you'de denature the beneficial vitmins and nutrients with the heat. Have fun with it!

In brief: Sharp object
My son can open a coconut in about 30 seconds with the edge of a sharp piece of steel like a fence post or the edge of a sharp rock edge by hitting it repeatedly.
I would think cooking would build up pressure and explode it not to mention that you'de denature the beneficial vitmins and nutrients with the heat. Have fun with it!
Dr. Thomas Rohde
Dr. Thomas Rohde
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Coconut
Here's a site providing instructions (with pictures) for opening a coconut.
. Have fun. http://www.howtoopenacoconut.com/ i suspect the nut might explode if heated quickly. Don't risk injury by trying to do so.

In brief: Coconut
Here's a site providing instructions (with pictures) for opening a coconut.
. Have fun. http://www.howtoopenacoconut.com/ i suspect the nut might explode if heated quickly. Don't risk injury by trying to do so.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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