Organic Desiccated Coconut UK
Desiccated coconut are used in a host of dishes and baked goods, and have made its way from the tropics into restaurants, stores and homes worldwide.
Aside from infusing tropical flavor to food products, desiccated coconut also add texture to it. And because it swells slightly when exposed to moisture, it also gives food more volume. Desiccated coconut can be used as dusting, sprinkle, garnish and dressing to both sweet and savory food.
How Desiccated Coconut is made
It could be confusing to find there are so many coconut products in the market today such as raw coconut nectar, organic coconut sugar, raw virgin coconut oil and many more. And more often than not, people interchange desiccated coconut with shredded coconut and flaked coconut. Though they are essentially the same, they have difference that goes beyond the size of their “granules.”.
Desiccated coconut, although they also come in both sweet and unsweetened form, have been dried to the point where so little moisture from the original fruit is left. Desiccated coconut is in fact drier than dried coconuts despite the word “dried” in its name which means it has a longer shelf life.
Our Organic Desiccated Coconut
Impact Foods ethically source the coconuts used in our desiccated coconuts from organically grown coconut farmers in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.
Farming and harvesting methods used for our coconuts have been practiced by our farmers for generations. The mature coconuts are harvested, de-husked and de-shelled manually with the use of hand tools.
The meat is then crushed into a fine mass with the use of pin mills or hammers. Then, it is slow dried in a hot air chamber for desiccation. This process would bring down the moisture content of the coconut meat to less than three percent which dramatically improves shelf life of the product.
Impact Foods can consistently supply organic desiccated coconut in bulk, private label and white label. We supply desiccated coconut and a host of other coconut products like raw coconut nectar, coconut syrup, organic coconut sugar, raw virgin coconut oil to the UK and European market.