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Coconut is undoubtedly a superfood. Coconut must be included in the daily diet, however it is also a calorie rich food. Coconut oil, shredded coconut and coconut water are all awesome source of carbohydrates. They are rich in saturated fat, and contain a fair amount of micronutrients as well. An average small sized piece of dried coconut must be included in daily diet.
Dried coconut should be stored in a cool and dry place.
They should be consumed timely. They can be sliced and refrigerated, as per consumption.
Dried coconut strengthens the connective tissues. Skin ligaments, bones and tendons fall into the category of connective tissues. Including dried coconuts in diet reduces risk of many serious diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis.
Coconuts promote healthy brain function. They promote a healthy brain function by promoting the production of neurotransmitters and myelin.
Dried coconut help lower the blood cholesterol levels, hence strengthening the arteries and promotes cardiovascular health.
Because dried coconut is good source of iron, it prevents anemia-a very common health issue that often affects women.
Average shelf life of dried coconut is 4-6 months, if stored in favourable conditions.
The more common name of dried coconut is copra, originated from the Malayalam word “koppra”. Coconut oil is extracted from it and this has made copra an important agricultural commodity. Making copra - removing the shell, breaking it up, drying is usually done where coconut palms grow. Copra is made by smoke drying, sun drying or kiln drying. Dried coconut often goes underappreciated when compared to other dried fruits. However if you are interested in eating healthy, you definitely need to include it in diet.
Jain Dry Fruits sell sorted qualities of premium dried coconuts from Southern India, and makes it available to our customers in all parts of the country. Benefits of dried coconut and its exceptionally high nutritional value makes it a valuable addition to many meals.