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Is it safe to eat cracked coconuts?

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Cracked coconuts should not be eaten. Coconuts are low acid foods, so bacteria could grow in the liquid in the coconut potentially making them unsafe.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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