What is desiccated coconut?
Desiccated coconut is the pulp of the coconut, which is dried manually or by specialized equipment. This product is valuable because it is a raw material for making coconut oil, making cakes, jams, candies and by-products that can be used as animal feed or as fertilizer.
Desiccated coconut boiled with water will produce coconut oil, or it can also be used to squeeze then take fresh coconut oil and the residue is used as food for cattle. Desiccated coconut brings a lot of benefits to humans and animals. It is considered as an important export item of Indonesia, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Tuvalu and some Caribbean countries. .
Does desiccated coconut have any uses?
Desiccated coconut has white color and this is an edible part of the coconut, which is made from the pulp, also known as fresh copra, which is then dried. Fresh coconut rice is also pressed to make coconut milk, coconut oil or can also be dried as copra, with the main benefit of providing vegetable fat to humans.
Desiccated coconut is a raw material for processing cakes, jams, candies, puff pastries, rice paper, local dishes, … Dry coconut or coconut meal can be used to make food for cattle. , provides fat and helps animals grow faster. At the same time, people also use copra and copra meal to make plant fertilizer.
Desiccated coconut contains many vitamins that are good for human health. The vitamins in copra are Thiamine (B1): (6%) 0.066 mg, Riboflavin (B2) 🙁 2%) 0.02 mg, Niacin (B3): (4%) 0.54 mg, Pantothenic acid (B5) 🙁 6%) 0.300 mg, Vitamin B6: (4%) 0.054 mg, Folate (B9) 🙁 7%) 26 μg, Vitamin C: 3.3 mg (4%).
Copra also contains a lot of healthy minerals such as Calcium: (1%) 14 mg, Iron: (19%) 2.43 mg, Magnesium: (9%) 32 mg, Phosphorus: (16% ) 113 mg, Potassium: (8%) 356 mg, Zinc: (12%) 1.1 mg. Desiccated coconut as well as fresh coconut contains a lot of energy, protein, fat, dietary fiber, saturated fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat …