Desiccated Coconut

What Is Desiccated Coconut?

Coconut meat which has been shredded (or flaked), chipped or powdered and then dried out is called desiccated coconut. It is prepared by removing natural moisture in the coconut fruit.

It has a snow white appearance with a fresh sweetness and nutty flavor. Desiccated coconut is also available in a sweetened or unsweetened, toasted or toasted sweetened variety and flaked or shredded.

Desiccated Coconuts are graded by its cutting size, for example, fine grade and medium grade where fine grade is smaller particle size than the medium grade.

One thousand nuts are expected to yield about 130kg of Desiccated Coconut. Production of Desiccated Coconut is a real hard work as the removal of coconut husk, shell and skin are done manually or given the best of current technology are done semi-automatically.

The Amazing Health Benefits of Desiccated Coconut

  • Desiccated coconut is used in making cookies, cakes, pastries, desserts, puddings or any other coconut based recipe where raw grated coconut cannot be used and also can be consumed as a snack, in cereal, baked goods, salad, smoothies or sauteed with vegetables. It is also available in an unsweetened form.
  • Desiccated Coconut is ideal for use as fillers, toppings and as ingredients, especially in the baking of biscuits, snack bars, cakes, cookies and so on.
  • Coconut meat is high in fiber and minerals, especially potassium. It contains no cholesterol or trans fats while being rich in a number of essential nutrients, including dietary fiber, manganese, copper and selenium.

Nutrient Content

Amount Per 1 ounce of Desiccated Coconut

Mg 0.778mg
Dietary fiber 5 total g of Fiber
Cu 226mg
Se 5.2mg