Both are derived from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) (1). The difference is in the age of the coconut. Green coconuts are young and not fully ripe, while brown ones are fully ripe (2). Green coconuts have far less meat than ripe ones.
How do you break a coconut with your hand?
How do you empty a coconut without cracking it open?
Drain the water into a bowl, jar or cup. Hold the coconut upside down above the cup and gently shake the coconut up and down. To see also : What are the three holes in a coconut called?. Allow the coconut to drain completely before trying to break it.
How to take a coconut out of the shell without breaking it? You will need a shellless coconut. The trick is to put the coconut in the freezer for at least 2-3 hours before you start removing the shell. When you’re ready, lightly tap the coconut with a hammer that turns all sides. This will break up the coconut and also separate the flesh from the shell.
How do you drain a coconut without tools?
Hold the coconut upside down over a glass or bowl to drain the water. Strain the coconut water to remove small pieces of coconut skin. Then enjoy it as a refreshing and hydrating drink while you finish breaking the coconut!