How to Cut Open Månha (Young Coconuts)

Månha is the Chamorro word for young coconuts.  The sweet juice (commonly called “coconut water) and tender coconut meat are used to make delicious Chamorro dishes — desserts, mainly — such as månha pie, sweet tamåles, apigigi’, månha titiyas and åhu.

Click on the video link below for a demonstration of cutting open the young coconuts to extract the juice and meat.


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