Organic fine desiccated unsweetened coconut is simply coconut meat that has been grated and dried. This product contains no additives or preservatives, just pure dried organic coconut meat.
- Nutritional Profile: Organic desiccated coconut contains Riboflavin, fiber, iron and necessary minerals such as calcium, copper, magnesium, and selenium. An ounce of organic desiccated coconut offers 778 micrograms of manganese which is 43% of the recommended daily intake for women and 34% for men. The same amount provides 226 micrograms of copper or one-quarter of your recommended daily copper intake. Furthermore, an ounce of desiccated coconut offers 0.94 milligrams of iron and 4.6 grams of fiber. Note that hight calories count, 185 calories per one once, is due to the saturated fat content. Contains 1.9 grams of protein, 6.6 grams of carbohydrates, per same measurements.
- Health Benefits: Both copper and manganese support healthy collagen production, so they keep your connective tissues strong. Connective tissue contains large amounts of collagen, resilient protein fibers that form networks and hold your tissue together. The copper found in organic desiccated coconut also maintains the health of your brain. It activates enzymes responsible for the production of neurotransmitters. The fat content in desiccated coconut might also prevent neurological disorders. Thanks to its fiber, the body uses fiber to control blood cholesterol levels. Diet rich in fiber fights type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Fiber reduces your risk of constipation and hemorrhoids by encouraging proper digestion and regular bowel movements. Moreover, it is a good source of iron. Iron deficiency leads to weakness and fatigue, whereas blood cells do not get enough oxygen. Also, iron supports the immune system. Zinc plays a critical role in wound healing. This mineral supports normal cell division and enables you to taste, see and smell properly as well.
- Usage: Unsweetened fine desiccated coconut can be used as a topping for Asian dishes. Moreover, use it as an ingredient in baked goods, cooked cereals, and granola. As well as smoothies. It adds flavor to a variety of foods such as pies, cookies, soups and shrimp dishes. Due to its saturated fat content, they should be eaten in moderation.