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Desiccated Coconut and Coconut Chips

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The white pulp of coconuts is gently air-dried. The dried meat of coconuts is called copra; then it is grated for desiccated coconut or cut into thin slices for chips. This is done only a few days after harvesting.

Desiccated coconut

Coconuts can be grated to several levels of coarseness. They are used in the confectionery industry and in the kitchen: for example in sweet pastries, cakes, chocolates, macaroons and chocolate.

Since coconuts have high contents of heat-resistant fat, they are also ideal as taste giver in Asian dishes such as curries.

Coconut chips

Coconut chips are manufactured in the same way as desiccated coconut and they have the same properties. Thanks to their high content of saturated medium chained fats, they are excellent for a snack and add a cheerful taste to yoghurts and muesli, cakes and biscuits.

Cosmetics

The beauty industry, too, has discovered the benefits of desiccated coconut. They are used for "home-made" scrubs, and for the production of creams and shower gels. Apart from their peeling effect, coconut flakes have lipid balancing properties due to their coconut oil content. Not to mention the pleasant coconut scent.

Characteristics: White flakes
Odor: Mild, fresh with a light touch of coconut