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Coconut inside out

  1. Dec 10, 2014 #1
    There are a lot of coconuts in my country, but I don't know how each part of it is called in English.
    A coconut has a green 'cover' then another hard 'cover' then there is coconut juice inside and the white thing.
    Can you describe me all coconut's parts ?
     

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  3. Dec 10, 2014 #2

    Doug Huffman

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    Husk, shell, meat, milk.

    The exocarp and mesocarp make up the "husk" of the coconut. Coconuts sold in the shops of nontropical countries often have had the exocarp (outermost layer) removed. The mesocarp is composed of a fiber called coir.

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  4. Dec 10, 2014 #3
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    Thanks Doug but still one more yellowish part, especially inside old coconuts, is that the coconut's child or its big soft nut ?
     
  5. Dec 10, 2014 #4

    Doug Huffman

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    "Newly germinated coconuts contain an edible fluff of marshmallow-like consistency called coconut sprout, produced as the endosperm nourishes the developing embryo."

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  6. Dec 10, 2014 #5
    I don't like it when native speakers seem to know everything about the world. Bye Doug. Good day! :D
     
  7. Dec 10, 2014 #6

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