Kokonati organic desiccated coconut is made by gently drying grated coconut kernel. The milk content in the coconut kernel remains intact, adding a fresh, milky crunch when Kokonati desiccated coconut is added to salad and slices.
Use in grain-free baking. Great for eating by the handful. Desiccated coconut granola and bite-size snacks, energy balls, desserts, toppings, noodles, spiced rice, and cereals. A great way to add fiber to kiddies meals and lunch boxes.
natural crunch of raw coconut meat and have a clean coconutty aroma! Kokonati desiccated coconut is are more flavourful than other desiccated coconuts available because the flavors have not been vented off by high temperatures and no moisture has been pressed out prior to drying.
100% coconut kernel (medium)
Keep airtight in the pantry, away from sunlight and damp. Use a dry spoon to scoop out. Use within 3-4 months from opening. With a best before of two years from the manufacture date, desiccated coconut remains safe to use for even longer periods as long as it is stored with minimal exposure to light, air, and moisture. This is why Kokonati desiccated coconut are packed at the origin, in the very plantations the coconuts are harvested from, to seal the freshness and reduce exposure from day one.
There is nothing else. No refining or bleaching. No trans fats. This product supports the traditional livelihoods of villagers in the rural coconut triangle of Sri Lanka. 100% zero-waste, all bi-products and waste material in our coconut oil production are utilized in the manufacture of other nature-friendly products. See how. Our product is internationally accredited by Control Union; Certified Organic (EU and USDA NOP), ISO and/or HACCP certified.
Organic Coconut is a staple in many cuisines; Sri Lankan, Indian, Asian and, South American cuisines, due to its natural abundance in the tropics providing wholesome, affordable nourishment. Dried and desiccated coconut, makes it easier for people in countries where coconut does not grow naturally, to access this wonder ingredient, imparting an aromatic tropical flavor and crunchy texture to baking and cooking. Consuming dried coconut also provides health benefits.
- Connective Tissue Strength: Dried coconut provides minerals that strengthen connective tissues; skin, tendons, ligaments, bones, and teeth. Connective tissues contain large amounts of collagen, tough and resilient protein fibers that form networks and hold the tissue together. Both copper and manganese support healthy collagen production, helping keep these tissues strong. Every 28g of dried coconut offers 778 micrograms of manganese ( 43 percent of the recommended daily intake for women and 34 percent for men) as well as 226 micrograms of copper (25 percent of recommended daily copper intake).
- Brain Health: The copper in dried coconut can also activate enzymes responsible for the production of neurotransmitters; chemicals that brain cells use to relay information. Other copper-dependent enzymes help produce myelin, the fatty coating that sheaths each nerve cell and helps the cell conduct electricity. The fat found in dried coconut might also prevent neurological disorders. One study, published in the “Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease” in October 2013, found that the oil in coconut helps shield nerve cells from the toxic effects of protein plaques, which would otherwise drive Alzheimer’s disease progression.
- High Fibre; good for diabetics, and those with cardiovascular, cholesterol problems, thanks to its iron and fiber content. The body uses fiber to control blood cholesterol levels, and a diet rich in fiber fights type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Desiccated coconut offers 4.6 grams of fiber for every 28g, which is 18 percent of the recommended daily intake for women and 12 percent for men. The iron found in coconut helps the body make ATP ( a source of energy) as well as red blood cells that are needed for oxygen transport. An ounce of desiccated coconut offers 0.94 milligrams of iron;12 percent and 5 percent of the daily iron intakes recommended for men and women, respectively.
Price for quality –
Kokonati products are not mass-produced in vast industrialised factories. So we do not enjoy the economies of scale that supermarket brands do. We pay the millers and farmers a fair price. Specifically, batch-crafted for New Zealand, Kokonati products are made with multigenerational expertise and knowledge to be the best quality they can be and so easily justify the premium price for the premium quality you are getting.
Packaging and recycling –
250g resealable pouch and 250g bag-in-box. Dispose of soft plastic bags by taking them to your local supermarket and putting them into their green recycling collection bins. The card box can be disposed of in the curbside recycling bins.