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Is a Coconut Really a Nut?

That's Nuts Lee Zalben 25 comments

People seem to love coconut, or absolutely revile it. Perhaps our mixed emotions have something to do with our confusion over coconuts—are they a fruit, a nut, or a seed? More

Hipsters Like Coconuts, Says the NYT

New York Carey Jones 7 comments

Pieces like this are why we all read the Styles section. Photograph: New York Times "Like banh mi sandwiches and sriracha chili sauce, the young coconut and its juice is the latest formerly humble food to be discovered by New... More

In Videos: Kung Fu Finger Smashes Through Coconuts

Robyn Lee 2 comments

Opening a coconut can be an arduous task, but if you're Ho Eng Hui, Malaysia's top kung fu master, you can smash through a coconut with just your index finger! Although he broke his finger in 1993, he has been giving weekly demonstrations of his "digit's devastating power" for the past eight years until recently retiring. Watch the "coconut-piercing index finger" in action, after the jump.... More

Crazy About Coconuts

Lia Bulaong Post a comment

Janet Fletcher of the SF Chronicle got seriously obsessed with coconuts after vacationing in South India, where almost every dish she ate contained fresh grated coconut or coconut milk. She says, "For years, I have passed fresh coconuts by, not sure even how to crack one open or what to do with it if I did. But with the help of some local experts, I'm making up for lost time." High in saturated fat, nutritionists have been warning us off of coconuts for years—the University of California's even says it has "has no redeeming vitamin or mineral assets". But, she says, "Malaysians, Thais, Indians and Indonesians -- all major coconut eaters -- don't even come close to our rate... More

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