One of the main benefits of coconut as in ingredient is its versatility and the wide variety of “forms” it is available in. Whether it is desiccated, flaked, flour, powder, milk or oil the possibilities for food manufacturers to add coconut to their final products are endless. Learn more in this blog about desiccated coconut – how it differs from other forms of coconut, it’s uses and the multiple health benefits.
Bulk desiccated coconut is made from coconut flesh and is finely ground, with most of the moisture removed. Coconut flesh is dehydrated and grated without the use of preservatives, additives or sweeteners. Desiccated coconut is widely used by food manufacturers as a product ingredient due to its uniquely subtle sweetness and blending properties.
Here are some typical dishes that desiccated coconut may be added to:
Desiccated coconut wholesalers such as Franklands Foods also offer a low fat option, where the fat is removed from the white meat of the coconut before it is dehydrated. This is perfect for food manufacturers seeking to offer low fat product options for their customers.
The first main difference between desiccated and shredded coconut is moisture content – shredded coconut retains more moisture than desiccated due to the dehydrating process. The second difference is the shape of the coconut. Shredded coconut is processed into thin strips or strands, whereas desiccated coconut granules are much smaller.
Desiccated coconut contains all the health benefits typically associated with coconut, as it is rich in a number of essential nutrients such as fibre, manganese, copper and iron. It is dairy free, gluten-free, cholesterol-free and has a low glycemic index, which helps to promote healthy blood sugar levels.
As Australian consumers become more health-conscious, coconut products are increasingly sought-after by vegans and people seeking out dairy and gluten-free products.
Desiccated coconut wholesalers such as Franklands Foods can offer food manufacturers excellent deals when buying in bulk. Franklands offers desiccated coconut in multiple packing sizes, from 200 gram through to 50 kg. Franklands has a local sales presence in Melbourne and is able to offer competitive prices and fast delivery Australia-wide. Recognised for their distinct quality, single origin organically produced coconut products, Franklands is a leading choice for food manufacturers.
Why not sprinkle a little goodness in your food product today?
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