How do you choose a good one?
There are two kinds of coconuts available at the store: brown ones and white ones. Brown, mature coconuts have a rough, stringy husk, the thickest, firmest meat, and the least amount of water. This type is best for eating or turning into coconut milk and oil. White coconuts are young, bigger, smoother, and carved into dreidel-like shapes. They have soft, delicate flesh and lots of sweet water. These are best for drinking.