Grated coconut is the meat of a ripe coconut and is the first grated or shaved that is then slowly dried in the sun or in the oven.
It is a food especially rich in fiber (helping to reduce cholesterol, control blood sugar and prevent constipation), minerals (such as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium) and vitamins (such as vitamin E).
USES AND BENEFITS
It is used as a complement and flavoring, mainly in confectionery. It can also be added to salads, granola and as a condiment in stir-fries, rice, fish and meat. One of the most interesting aspects of grated coconut is its possibility of using it as a batter for chicken, seafood, pieces of fish or tofu, which are then fried or baked. In Thailand and India, grated coconut is often added to rice and curries, to flavor and add the fruity sweetness of the coconut.
- Rich in vitamins B and E, making it a good antioxidant.
- It provides mineral salts, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, so it helps bone mineralization. Furthermore, its fiber content helps regulate the body.