Tropical cultures around the world enjoy coconut in various forms. Other countries import smooth, creamy coconut products. Many are surprised to learn that coconuts are not nuts. Instead, they are classified as fruits. Coconuts are enjoyed in cocktails as often as they are consumed for their health benefits. Dried coconut meat is a convenient, natural coconut product you can easily incorporate into your diet.
The white meat on the inside of a coconut is known as the kernel. Dried coconut is dried kernel meat that is usually shaved into flakes or shredded. The deliciously nutty, slightly sweet meat can be incorporated into recipes in many ways. Coconut can be included in desserts, added to fruit salads, and processed and ground into flour. You can combine shaved or shredded coconut with other dried fruits to create snack mixes.
Coconuts are highly nutritious. Unlike most other fruits, coconut meat is high in healthy fats. They are also rich in manganese, copper, selenium, and iron. Manganese helps the body metabolize carbohydrates, protein, and cholesterol. Copper and iron support red blood cell health. Selenium protects the cells from oxidation. The high fiber content in dried coconut may benefit blood sugar and support gut health. Fiber slows digestion and may improve insulin resistance. Coconut meat also contains several antioxidants, including gallic acid, caffeic acid, salicylic acid, and p-coumaric acid.
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