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CULINARY USES OF DESICCATED COCONUT
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

CULINARY USES OF DESICCATED COCONUT

● 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.

  

Health Benefits

● 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



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