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What is this core inside a coconut seed?

The coconut seed -(what is given in question) is actually known as the coconut "apple". It is a sweet, spongy mass (cotyledon) that dissolves and absorbs the endosperm. This happens when the ...
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What are substitutions for coconut in curry?

Thai curry recipes often use a lot, and the flavour is distinctive. You'll need to experiment. Your idea of cashews is a good place to start. What I've often used in Indian curries is ground almonds (...
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Canned Coconut milk is curdled when opened

I didn't notice an exact duplicate of this question anywhere, but it's quite common for canned coconut milk to separate leaving an opaque white solid layer of fat and solids, and a thin watery/syrup ...
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What is this core inside a coconut seed?

That is a sprouted coconut. According to Wikipedia, it is a part of a coconut embryo that forms inside a sprouting mature coconut, and is not commercially produced.
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What are substitutions for coconut in curry?

Substitutes have been mentioned already, but how about going the other way? There are more curries without coconut than there are with it. Many many curries use an onion base for thickness; coconut ...
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What is Baker’s Cookie Coconut?

I've found a Polish language website at https://docer.pl/doc/n581exe which appears to contain at least some of the text from a 1977 Baker's recipe book, Baker’s Chocolate and Coconut Favorites (this ...
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Can coconut oil be used for frying?

There are multiple qualities, differently refined, on the market. Highly refined qualities that leave only the oil (various fatty acids) itself will have a very high smoke point and be suitable for ...
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Coconut cream from coconut butter

Coconut cream is a more concentrated version of coconut milk, with more fat but also more coconut solids. Coconut milk won't mix well with additional coconut oil, because without the additional solids ...
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Coconut milk looks like water with butter chunks

There can easily be some confusion regarding the terms cream of coconut, coconut milk, coconut cream, coconut water etc. It is normal and even often desirable for coconut milk to separate, and for the ...
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Can I cook with cosmetic coconut oil?

Yes, I think you can. The page you link does list the oil as "food grade", and specifies no added solvents... so there's probably nothing dangerous in the jar and it can be safely used for cooking. ...
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Coconut milk in iced coffee

This is a common problem with coconut milk in cooler drinks, most commonly coffee. Coconut milk is approximately 25% fats (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_milk) which will coagulate in ...
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What are substitutions for coconut in curry?

I don't know much about Thai curries but there are plenty of Indian curries that are broadly similar to coconut-based ones but with sauces made with cashews and other nuts. Typically, you'd want to ...
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Why does coconut milk separate when it is placed in the fridge?

Coconut milk is made of different components, like water, fat, minerals and protein. All those components have a different mass and when let sit in the fridge for some time, the components with higher ...
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Coconut milk looks like water with butter chunks

There is nothing wrong with your coconut milk. I've found that coconut milks and creams vary from brand to brand. Your milk has a good portion of coconut oil in it. Coconut oil is solid at room ...
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How to find out if the coconut oil that I will buy from a supermarket is food and/or allergy safe

Since the question is off-topic, I'm not sure if I should be answering this. If not, I'll rely on those more experienced to edit or remove it. If you have no known allergies to other nuts or seeds, ...
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Coconut milk tastes bland

First off, that probably isn't the best brand of coconut milk. I've never been that impressed, and Cook's Illustrated's review agrees, saying it was "too 'liquid-y' and 'thin'". They like Aroy-D, ...
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Homemade fermented coconut milk

I'd go with "certainly not safe" - and probably rotten. Even for fermenting foods like yogurt or sauerkraut you need to follow a certain protocol to ensure the end product is safe. Yes, a pot of milk ...
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What are substitutions for coconut in curry?

We cooked a lot of vegan at home for some time and often used soy cream as substitution for sauces that demanded cream. It has a unique taste, but I do not find it unpleasant. It has about the same ...
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What are the principal components of coconut taste, and how do they differ between fresh and stale coconuts?

I don't have more than a basic knowledge of chemistry and the information I have I translated from a German book on spices and seasoning. All errors are therefore mine. The book is basically a ...
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Peeling coconut meat from shell

Cross-hatch it several times with a sharp knife (every 2-3 cm or 1 inch). Then you can pry up the chunks more easily.
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What would be a good substitute for coconut milk in curry sauces?

I was making a vegetable curry and my coconut milk had gone bad, so I came to this sight for a substitute. I didn't have any of the items suggested in the other responses. Then the answer came to me: ...
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How to eat coconut oil? More details inside!

Given the restrictions you've provided, as far as I can tell the only thing you eat that could possibly take on a decent amount of oil without being obviously greasy is mashed or pureed vegetables, ...
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What can I use as a substitute for grated coconut in heavy syrup?

As a Latin American, we usually use fresh grated coconut, water and sugar to make this type of filling for sweets. If fresh grated coconut is not available, desiccated grated coconut is fine, we just ...
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What can I use as a substitute for grated coconut in heavy syrup?

Typically when things are "canned in syrup" it's cane sugar and water. I'd guess soak dried coconut in water (or coconut water) to rehydrate it; drain & save excess water, add twice as much ...
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How to choose coconut in supermarket?

Those at the store should be heavy and 2/3 full of milk or more. So shake them and listen, and also judge the weight, holding them in one hand. Once you buy a coconut, place it between a rock or ...
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What is this paste I got from boiling down coconut "whey"?

From the process you described it sounds like you have refined down more of the heavier nutrients contained into coconuts into a really concentrated paste. Using the nutrition facts I've found on ...
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Why does coconut milk separate in coffee?

Regular milk is an emulsion - a liquid [fat] suspended in another liquid [water], in its simplest terms. Coconut milk is a suspension - a solid suspended in a liquid. Mixing an emulsion into another ...
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Is it possible to ferment fresh coconut or its water?

In a word, yes. According to MakeSauerkraut.com (of all places) To make fermented coconut water, the sweet water is mixed with a culture (milk kefir grains, water kefir grains, whey from yogurt ...
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Yellow sticky film on coconut meat - is it bad?

From the question and the comments, this looks a lot like bacterial film growing on the inside of the coconut near where the water was housed, that is the area with the most moisture availability for ...
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