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.
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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