A mature coconut is round with a brown, hard husk. It has a richer flesh and less water than a young coconut.
The main objective for breaking into a mature coconut is to get at the flesh. It can be eaten on its own, in curries, grated (shredded) and dehydrated or frozen in bags until required.
HOW TO PREPARE A MATURE COCONUT
2. Tip the coconut upside down into a glass to catch the liquid. You can drink this liquid, if you wish.
3. Wrap the coconut in a few tea (kitchen) towels and on a hard surface, hammer until the hard shell is broken.
4. With a very sharp knife, prise off the hard shell from the coconut flesh. You will be left with a relatively hard brown skin.
5. Using a very sharp knife, remove the hard brown skin and rinse. You will now have delicious coconut flesh to devour or to use in any recipe you wish.