What is Desiccated Coconut Powder and is it good for you?
Apr 14, 2022
Ever wonder why our mom or dad garnish desserts or curries with coconut powder? Well, that coconut powder is called Desiccated Coconut Powder. But, what does desiccated mean? It means “to dry out and remove all the moisture from”. Desiccated Coconut Powder is a finely grated, unsweetened, dried coconut powder which is shredded from the drying ground of coconuts without the brown tests.
But, where can we use Desiccated Coconut Powder?
- Savory and dessert dishes, for inducing coconut flavor or to add texture as toppings.
- In smoothies, toppings in salads, or stirred into sautéed vegetables.
- Especially in South India, coconut powder is quite popular and is added in gravies and chutneys. This powder is rich in fiber, thereby adding nutritional value to the food.
And, we at Jivika Naturals are bringing forth a pinnacle of quality and goodness of coconuts. Sourced from Coastal Andhra, giving you the goodness of coconut all round the year. Our full-fat desiccated coconut powder has all the natural fats from fresh coconuts and does not contain any added preservatives, anti-caking or free-flowing agents.
Now, let’s look at some health benefits of Desiccated Coconut Powder:
Packed with dietary fiber:
One ounce of serving of Jivika Naturals Desiccated Coconut Powder contains about 5 grams of dietary fiber. A high intake of dietary fiber content will help in preventing stroke, heart diseases, high blood pressure etc. It also helps to slow down metabolism and make us feel satiated, making us feel fuller for a longer time.
Rich Source of Minerals:
Desiccated Coconut Powder is rich in both Manganese and copper. Both of which aren’t found in high quantities in food. Manganese plays an important role in metabolism of our body, also it is vital for bone strength. Copper on the other hand is vital for treating chronic diseases like Parkinson’s disease etc.
High source of Selenium:
An essential mineral which is only found in a few food items. It is a vital mineral that supports many bodily functions. It helps in improving cognition, immune function and increases antioxidants in the body. Jivika Naturals Desiccated Coconut Powder has 5.2g of selenium for one ounce of serving, which provides for around 10% of selenium requirement.
All in all Jivika Naturals Desiccated Coconut Powder is a great addition to your kitchen. It adds a delicious flavor and easily blends with many dishes. Add a little healthy and delicious zing to your everyday cooking with our Desiccated Coconut Powder.