desiccated coconut vs shredded

Desiccated coconut vs shredded – Coconut fruit has been very familiar in society since ancient times. This can be proven from the many types of food and traditional cakes made from coconut as a mixture. People usually use young coconut meat and coconut milk as ingredients in making food. 

Coconut milk can be obtained from the squeezing of old coconut meat that was previously grated first. Unfortunately, most people throw away the squeezed pulp. The result of squeezed pulp from coconut milk can be process again into desiccated coconut. Well in this article, we will discuss more about desiccated coconut vs shredded. Which is you can consider using to make cakes or other foods.

Desiccated Coconut

Desiccated coconut is the result of a coconut that is grated after it is dried to reduce its moisture to make it last a long time. Coconut flour itself is divided into 2, namely low fat desiccated coconut is desiccated coconut which is taken coconut milk before being made into coconut flour. And also high fat desiccated coconut is desiccated coconut which does not pass through squeezing coconut milk. Unfortunately, the community is not quite familiar with this desiccated coconut.

Desiccated coconut itself contains very many nutrients, one of which is very high dietary fiber around 42 grams per 100 grams of desiccated coconut. This is about 15 times compared to wheat flour which is only 2.7 grams per 100 grams of wheat flour. 

In addition, another benefit is that coconut flour can control blood sugar. From a study published by the British Journal of Nutrition in 2003 found that by adding desiccated coconut to food products. For example cakes can lower the glycemic index (a measure to determine how quickly the impact of food on blood sugar is).

Desiccated coconut contains fiber which can help control sugar levels making it possible to help in controlling blood sugar. Desiccated coconut contains a fairly high protein, gluten free and has a very low content of carbohydrate monosaccharides. And also contains fatty acids that are important for immunity. The dietary fiber content in desiccated coconut is significantly greater than wheat flour.

Shredded Coconut

Shredded coconut is a coconut that is grated into white fibers. It has quite a lot of moisture content because when it has been grated. This shredded coconut is squeezed and produces savory coconut milk to cook. 

Processing coconut into shredded coconut usually uses a special machine to grate coconuts or if you like the traditional way you can grate them using a regular grater. The result will be the same, except that the traditional method takes a longer time. 

Shredded coconut preparations are usually used as a sprinkle for cakes and used as coconut milk. Shredded coconut that has been grated is with steamed for a while with a sprinkle of salt on top to make the coconut more savory.


With the information above, it is hope that people will more often use coconut flour or shredded coconut in making food, in addition to being healthy so that it can advance local farmers.

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