Desiccated coconut (DC) is the result of processing coconut which is mashed by chopping or grating it without adding other ingredients and then drying it hygienically.
The nutritional value of DC is quite high and resembles coconut in general. Starting from the fat content, protein fiber, vitamins and minerals can also be obtained from DC. The nutritional content is certainly good for the body to fulfill daily nutrition.
Then what is the process of making DC?
Firstly, you have to do is peel the round coconut and clean it from the brown skin to get the flesh. The white coconut meat is then cleaned and washed with clean water. After washing, the coconut meat is inspected to maintain its quality.
Coconut meat that has been clean, grated in the first stage with a grinder and pressed with a pressing machine to get coconut milk and coconut pulp. This pressed coconut pulp is used as raw material for dried coconut. The coconut pulp are then passed through a screw which is equipped with hot steam which functions to kill pathogenic microbes.
After that, the coconut pulp are dried in a drying machine and followed by final grinding to produce desiccated grated coconut. Dried grated coconut called desiccated coconut (DC) is sieved using a machine consisting of several layers of sieves of different sizes to obtain DC particle size according to customer demand.
After completing the sieving process, the dried grated coconut is packaged and will be passed through a metal detector before being released to the storage warehouse.
Desiccated Coconut itself is commonly used for topping, filling, texturing of candies, cakes, pastries, cookies, dessert, chocolate bars.
Its natural sweetness and rich flavor, provides several beneficial nutrients, including a range of essential minerals along with healthy fat.
DC provides an alternative to fresh coconut meat, and its long shelf life and relatively low cost make it an economical ingredient.
Since Indonesia is the World’s largest producer of coconuts, and the abundance of coconut supplies in the country, you have come to the right place choosing Indonesia as your source-destination for a reliable and consistent supply of your all your Coconut Products needs.