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Coconut, shredded, unsweetened (desiccated)

What is coconut, shredded, unsweetened (desiccated)? About the ingredient coconut, shredded, unsweetened (desiccated). Including 56 recipes with coconut, shredded, unsweetened (desiccated), nutrition data, and where to find it.


The coconuts that drop from palm trees in tropical climates have enriched salads, curries and pies worldwide. But when the meat was found to be primarily saturated fat, they were labeled unhealthy.

Now studies show that the medium chain fatty acids in coconuts are not like other saturated fats. One, lauric acid, is the predominant fatty acid in mother's milk.
Medical professionals still urge moderation--and more studies.

Coconut flake quality varies. 

Supermarket--and some health food store--brands are made for long shelf life by using additives (sulfites, propylene glycol and sugar). Shredded and flaked air-dried coconut can lose flavor. 
The best flakes for a healthy diet are the freshest and most pure.

Freeze-dried coconut flakes are naturally sweet and need no preservatives or chemical additives. Frozen fresh to minus 20 degrees F, they are then dried, retaining flavor and nutrients.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 oz (28g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 184Calories from Fat 162
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 18.1g 28%
Saturated Fat 16.0g 80%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 6.6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Sugars 2.1
Protein 1.9g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Coconut, shredded, unsweetened (desiccated) is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Coconut, shredded, unsweetened (desiccated) is a member of the Nut and Seed Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does coconut, shredded, unsweetened (desiccated) weigh?

measure grams
1 oz 28

In Chinese:椰子,切丝,不加糖(干燥处理)
British (UK) term: Coconut, shredded, unsweetened (desiccated)
en français:coco non sucré râpé
en español:de coco rallado sin azúcar

Recipes using coconut, shredded, unsweetened (desiccated)

There are 57 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Applesauce Granola
Breakfast Fruit and Nut Granola
Carrot Cake (low-fat)
Carrot Cake (low-fat)
Cherry Nut Dump Cake
Coconut and Pineapple Cake
Coconut and Pineapple Cake
Crunchy Chocolate Peanut Butter and Coconut Bars
Delicious Carrot Cake Cookies (Vegan and Gluten-Free)
Diabetic German Chocolate Cake
Double Almond and Chocolate Granola Bars

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See more about coconut flakes, unsweetened over 12 years ago
Usda nutrition data about 8 years ago

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