Dried Coconut


Dried coconut is the meat of the coconut fruit that has been dehydrated.


Other names: Copra, Shredded Coconut, Coconut, Dried Coconut Meat
Translations: Žāvēti Kokosriekstu, Džiovinti Kokosų, Uscate de nucă de cocos, Sušeni kokos, Dừa khô, Suszone Coconut, Gedroogde Coconut, सूखे नारियल, Coco Seco, Сушеные Coconut, Αποξηραμένα Καρύδα, جوز الهند المجفف, 건어물 코코넛, Sušené Coconut, Сушено кокос, Tuyo Coconut, 干椰子, Seques de coco, Posušene Kokos, Sušené Coconut, Cocco essiccato, קוקוס מיובש, Torkade Coconut, Kelapa kering, 乾燥ココナッツ, Noix de coco séchée, Getrocknete Kokosnuss, Tørret Coconut, Tørket Coconut, Secas de coco, Сушені Coconut, Kuivatut Coconut, Сушени кокосови

Physical Description

Dried coconut is either shredded or flaked and can be found either sweetened or natural.

Colors: white

Tasting Notes

Flavors: sweet
Mouthfeel: Crunchy, Tender
Food complements: Curry, Almonds, Chocolate, Cream, Oatmeal
Beverage complements: Coffee, Tea
Substitutes: Chopped brazil nuts

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Peak: june, july, august
Choosing: Always check the packaging date for dried coconut. Packaged dried coconut keeps well for six months.
Buying: Dried coconuts are usually packed in plastic bags or cans and are available in most supermarkets or baking supplies.

Preparation and Use

Dried coconut can be mixed with powdered icing to serve as a topping for desserts.

Conserving and Storing

Store dried, shredded or flaked coconut in an airtight container. And Keep it in a cool, dry cupboard.


History: The name coconut comes from the word "Coco" a Spanish/Portuguese word which means "grinning face, grin, or grimace" referring to the face-like appearance of the three holes found at the base of it's shell.



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