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Desiccated coconut


Taste Profile

It has a sweet pleasant and fresh taste of the nut.

Usage Tips

  1. Desiccated Coconut is perfect for use as fillers, toppings and as ingredients, especially in the baking of biscuits, snack bars, cakes and cookies.
  2. It should be stored in a sealed container, cool and dry place and avoid direct sunlight and strong odour around it.

Common names and forms

  1. Coconut Flakes
  2. Desiccated Coconut (roasted)
  3. Dessicated Coconut (dry)
  4. Dry desiccated coconut
  5. Dry dessicated coconut
  6. Edible Desiccated Coconut
  7. Machine Dehydrated raw coconut
  8. Natural Dessicated Coconut
  9. Prepared Coconut Mixture
  10. Tender Coconut Flakes


Desiccated coconut is the dried, finely shredded flesh of the coconut. It is a grated, dried and unsweetened fresh meat or kernel of a mature fruit of coconut. It is crisp, snow white in color.

Health benefits

  • Desiccated coconut can strength bones and ligaments tissues.(1)
  • It helps to treat Alzheimer problems.(1)
  • It contain iron, that helps to prevents anemia.(1)
  • It is rich in dietary fiber, and it contains no cholesterol or trans fats which helps to lower the LDL cholesterol levels and also prevent the risk of many heart diseases.(2)

Selection Guide

Desiccated coconut can be bought sweetened or unsweetened, flaked or shredded, and grated fine, medium or coarse. Desiccated coconut should have sweet aroma of coconut, mild characteristic of coconut without rancid and even particle size distribution. It should be white in colour, free from yellow specks, black spots and other discolourations.

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