Get to Know Desiccated Coconut, a Versatile Coconut Processed Innovation

Talking about coconut is endless. All parts of the coconut starting from the shell, coir, to the meat can be utilized and made into various things. One of the most popular coconut meat products is desiccated coconut.

Desiccated coconut or grated coconut is a processed coconut product derived from grated coconut meat that has been mashed and hygienically dried. Desiccated coconut is commonly used as an ingredient for making bread, biscuits, decorations, and cake toppings. The content of desiccated coconut also resembles coconut in general. The content of fat, protein fiber, minerals and vitamins contained in desiccated coconut is certainly beneficial for the body.

There are 2 types of desiccated coconut on the market, namely Low Fat Desiccated Coconut (LFDC) and High Fat Desiccated Coconut (HFDC). The difference between the two is in the fat content. LFDC has a lower fat content (35%-50%) compared to the HFDC type. This is influenced by the manufacturing process itself, where LFDC comes from dried coconut meat that has had its coconut cream extracted so that the fat content is automatically reduced.

Klepon as one of the processed desiccated coconut products

To make desiccated coconut itself, the first thing to do is peel the coconut and clean it from the brown skin to get the meat which is then cleaned by washing. The cleaned meat is then grated and pressed to get coconut cream and pulp. The pressed pulp is what is used as raw material for dried coconut. After the pulp is dried, it is then continued with the final stage of milling to produce desiccated coconut.

Desiccated coconut is an innovation from coconut that has many benefits and can be created into several processed foods such as klepon and wingko babat. Want to know more about desiccated coconut and the benefits of other coconut-derived products? You can visit the NICO website to get other information updates.

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