Desiccated coconut can be used as an ingredient in savoury and sweet recipes both to impart a coconut flavour and texture and as a topping or coating. · Dried coconut is delicious eaten by itself as a snack, added to hot or cold cereal, and as an addition to baked goods. · It can also be used in smoothies, sprinkled on salads, or stirred into sautéed vegetables. It is also a common ingredient in Thai and Indian dishes. · Sambhar, Cakes, Chutney, Fritters, stuffing in Pakodas, Pattice, Used to coat sweet balls. · Gravies containing desiccated coconut are popular in Southern India · Desiccated or flaked coconut can be added to muesli, cookies, cereal breakfast.
How to store desiccated coconut
Due to less moisture content, the shelf life is longer compared to fresh coconut. It can be stored in plastic bags and refrigerated, will stay good for 6 months.
Health benefits of desiccated coconut
Coconut meat that has been dried or desiccated is very concentrated and has a low moisture content, which is the reason it has the highest total fat and saturated fat content. · Foods rich in total fat and saturated fat have been identified as potential risk factors in the development of a variety of diseases of lifestyle, such as heart disease, certain cancers, obesity and diabetes. · Good points - No cholesterol, Very low in sodium, high in manganese. · Bad points Very high in saturated fat.