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    Coconut Milk is Not Primal

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    Tonight I had the brilliant ambition to make my own coconut milk. I quickly came to the conclusion that coconut milk is not primal! Unless Mrs. Grok sat there all day bashing the @#% nut over a rock just to get 1/2 a cup of liquid out, and then thought "Huh, I wonder what I can do with this meat", I can't see anyone spending so much time on it. It took me well over an hour just to get the meat out of 1 coconut and get the skin off. *Head desk*
    Grok wouldn't have wasted so much energy chasing a stag. I will hunt & forage for the pre-processed stuff!
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    they are a huge pita! (though they're still primal )

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    honestly, when you know how to do it, it's easy. i was at a coconut grove in africa, and those people literally used a sharp rock and it was just "shuck, shuck, shuck, and had a way to crack it at just the right point where it came right open, and you had this amazing stuff, and you just reached in (after drinking the liquid or pouring it into a bowl) and scooped out the meat with your fingers. they would also use spoons. and then they could use the shells to carry water or hold other things (once those shells dried out).

    i would watch women sitting and processing coconuts and do like 1 or 2 a minute.

    takes some practice, i would say.

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    Tell it to my bleeding fingers, LOL. No spoon was strong enough to penetrate the meat. I had to use a very sharp paring knife to separate it, then a potato peeler to get the brown peel off. I'll spring for the canned stuff.
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    the thin brown stuff is fine to eat, but not the thick brown stuff.

    you really want to look for "young coconut" or one with the green outter husk still on it, otherwise it's too dried out to easily manage.

    honestly, it's tough to do the dried ones, and it's easiest to use a saw. and by that i mean like one of those little dremmel things that you can carve the top off of, then poor the milk out, and then, you need to saw it into little qarters, and eventually, the outter shell will pop off -- with the use of a flat head screwdriver.

    but fresh from the tree, it's much easier.

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    My mum back in India makes CM the traditional way. She can afford to because she has all the necessary gadgets and we get fresh coconut from our farm. I rely on Thai Kitchen Or Native Forest

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    Don't take "primal" too literally. It's still good for you.
    You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!

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    I think it took you this long because you are a "coconut virgin" :-) Everything from the tree and the fruit has a use and I am sure that Grok & friends didin't care how long it took them because of all the benefits they stood to reap. Practise makes perfect - go on, do it again - you know you want to...

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    If you tried bow hunting, or spearing fish in a river, you'd say it wasn't primal either because you wouldn't catch anything. Survival takes skill practice and knowledge. Sorry to be so mean, but coconut products are definitely primal.

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