Desiccated coconut is ground and dehydrated coconut flesh. It’s finer than coconut flakes, making it easier to stir into meals or add to baking. Like all forms of coconut, it has a rich, nutty taste and is bursting with nutrients to enhance your health and wellness.
Health benefits of desiccated coconut
Our copper and manganese-rich desiccated coconut is a delicious way to get fibre, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Check out the health benefits below:
High in copper
Copper is critical for a strong immune system. Without it, your white blood cell count decreases, and you cannot effectively fight harmful bacteria. Eating copper-rich foods like desiccated coconut will fortify your body’s defences to protect you from illness and speed up recovery.
Source of antioxidants
Antioxidants shield cells against free radicals caused by sun damage, ageing, poor nutrition and lack of sleep. When these radicals attack cells, they break them down, causing inflammation, illness and premature ageing. Desiccated coconut protects your body against damage, slowing ageing and defending against radical damage.
Enriched with healthy fats
Healthy fats are anti-inflammatory and soothe cells in your gut, skin, muscles, joints and immune system. Eat desiccated coconut for a dose of anti-inflammatories for a happier body.
High in manganese
Manganese is a mineral that assists the body in absorbing nutrients, particularly calcium. The process balances glucose levels and lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes. Nibble on desiccated coconut to top up your manganese.
Packed with protein
If you want to increase your protein intake, desiccated coconut is a simple way to do it. Protein builds muscle to keep you strong and fit. It’s also critical for motor skills such as running, jumping and writing.
Contains vitamin B3
Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, converts food into energy and maintains hydrated and youthful skin. When you do not have enough vitamin B3, you cannot efficiently absorb your nutrient intake, causing tiredness, low moods, a lack of productivity and a dull complexion. If these are things you struggle with, add desiccated coconut to your diet.
Easy ways to eat desiccated coconut
The fine texture of desiccated coconut makes it extremely easy to add to meals, desserts and homemade snacks. Below are some handy ideas for using desiccated coconut:
Coat protein balls with desiccated coconut - Create no-bake chocolate protein balls and roll in desiccated coconut for extra fibre and a chocolatey-coconut taste.
Sprinkle over your breakfast - Garnish your granola and Greek yoghurt with desiccated coconut, or stir it into porridge for a nutty coconut kick.
Add to your baking - Use desiccated coconut in macaroons, gingerbread, and coconut loaf cake.
Cook coconut curries - If you’re a coconut lover, whipping up a coconut curry makes a perfect dinner, and desiccated coconut gives curries an incredible melt-in-the-mouth consistency.
Make coconut fried rice - Flavoursome coconut fried rice is a beautiful addition to any curry. Stir in desiccated coconut with coconut milk and coconut oil for a deliciously creamy concoction.
Grape Tree’s premium desiccated coconut is finely ground to the highest quality with maximum taste. Shop today and add desiccated coconut to your wellness diet.