“Do your tired recipes need some zip? Then bring the rich, tropical taste of coconut into your life. Add a twist to your desserts and baked goods, sprinkle on yogurt or fruit or use as a light topping to your favorite savoury dishes.”
Desiccated coconut is simply coconut meat that has been grated and dried. Available sweetened or unsweetened, it is commonly used as a topping for curries or other Asian dishes, as an ingredient in cooked cereal or granola, and in baked goods. It contains no cholesterol or trans fats while being rich in a number of essential nutrients, including dietary fiber, manganese, copper and selenium.
A 1-ounce serving of desiccated coconut has 4.6 total grams of fiber. A high intake of dietary fiber from foods like coconut can help prevent stroke, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, high blood cholesterol, diabetes and digestive disorders.