Coconuts are the fruit of a specific type of palm tree; technically they are a drupe (like a peach), not a nut. A whole coconut is grapefruit-sized, with hard brown fibrous exterior, a sweet creamy interior, and liquid known as coconut milk. Use this tag for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with coconut, coconut flesh or coconut milk as a star ingredient. Questions about dishes which include coconut, but are not focused on coconut, should not use this tag.


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