Coconut Desiccated – Certified Organic

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Coconut Desiccated – Certified Organic
Product of: Sri Lanka
Pack Size: 250g | 500g | 1kg | 2kg | 5kg
Organic Certification: NL-BIO-01; GB-ORG-02; GB-ORG-05; LK-BIO

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Description

Coconut Desiccated – Certified Organic
Product of: Sri Lanka
Pack Size: 250g | 500g | 1kg | 2kg | 5kg
Organic Certification: NL-BIO-01; GB-ORG-02; GB-ORG-05; LK-BIO

Non-GMO:
This product has been produced without the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or their derivatives, nor been irradiated.

Packaging:
250g | 500g | 1kg | 2kg packed into food grade, foil lined, zip lock (resealable), stand up pouches, Made with superior quality KRAFT PAPER.
5kg packed into food grade, zip lock (resealable), stand up poly pouches.

Both packs are multi-material and multi-layer to increase shelf life of the product and provide a barrier protection against moisture, odours, and UV light.

Additional Information:
Fine ground desiccated coconut is an excellent addition to any stock cupboard, and can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. It is also used to garnish savoury, spicy dishes. When used in baking, it provides a nutty and distinct flavour to a recipe.

While the coconut is a mainstay in the diet of nearly one-third of the planet, it’s considered exotic in the Western world. Experts describe the coconut as not just a fruit, but a nut and a seed as well – a drupe. It has three layers: the outside layer is known as the exocarp, and the fibrous husk or mesocarp is inside of it. The thin, woody layer surrounding the actual coconut “meat” is the endocarp.

Since man inhabited the world, coconut trees were in existence. Coconuts have been used not only to produce fibre, fuel, and even musical instruments but also as a traditional Asian and Pacific Island folk remedy.

For centuries, the coconut has been claimed as a potent cure for nausea, rash, fever, earache, sore throat, bronchitis, kidney stones, ulcers, asthma, syphilis, dropsy, toothache, bruises, and lice. And that’s just the short list. While coconut milk is a wonderful base for all kinds of Thai dishes.

Storage Advice:
Some benefits of proper food storage include eating healthier, cutting food costs and helping the environment by avoiding waste.

Dried fruits are simply fruits with the water removed. This makes your fruit last much, much longer than if they were fresh. Since most of the water is removed from the fruit the flavour is intensified, the storage is simplified and the shelf life is greatly lengthened. The drying process can be done naturally by the sun or in a dehydrator (or less often in a slow oven). Because of its vibrant taste and proven health benefits, like no fat and high fibre, dried fruit is one of the easiest and most popular ways to eat fruit. It is especially popular with hikers and cyclists.

How long does dried fruit last?
When properly stored, the shelf life of dried fruits such as raisins (dried grapes), craisins (dried cranberries), dried apricots and many other dried fruits will last well beyond their best by date. Remember that dried fruit, like some other fruits, usually has a best by date and not a use by date or expiration date. Because of this distinction, you may safely consume dried fruit even after the best before date has lapsed.

You can help dried fruit stay fresh longer by storing it in your refrigerator or in your pantry in a tightly closed container to keep out moisture and other contaminants. Some fruits, like prunes which are moister than many of the others, enjoy the moisture of the fridge and taste better cold.

For a long-term option, you can also store your dried fruit in a freezer. Freezing is supposed to be an indefinite form of storage, but after varying amounts of time, most foods start to break down or develop freezer burn. Properly dried fruit seems to be an exception – it really does freeze well for extended amounts of time if properly sealed with an airtight sealer.

 

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

(typical values per 100g):

Energy

2761

kj
Energy

660

kcal
Fat

65.0

g
  Of which saturates 

57.0

g
Carbohydrate

14.8

g
  Of which sugars

5.8

g
Fibre

16.3

g
Protein

6.7

g
Salt*

0.0

g
 

ALLERGY INFORMATION

Does the product contain any of the following?

YES NO
Cereals containing Gluten: wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, kamut or their hybridised strains.
Mollusc
Crustacean  shellfish and products thereof
Egg and products thereof
Fish and products thereof
Soya (soy) beans & protein and products thereof
Milk & Dairy (including lactose) and products thereof
Celery Seeds celeriac and products thereof
Mustard Seeds and products thereof
Lupin and products thereof
Sesame Seed and products thereof
Peanuts and products thereof
Nuts and products thereof (namely almond, hazelnut, walnut, cashew nut, pecan nut, brazil nut, pistachio nut, macademia nut and Queensland nut)
Added Sulphur Dioxide: (the product contains <10mg/Kg added Sulphur Dioxide in the form of SO2, Sulphites (E220,E221, E222, E223, E224, E226, E227, E228)
Please Note: Where products are indicated as not having an allergen present this refers to the product not being formulated or wholly derived from the particular ingredient. Allergen handling policies and procedures are in place through the supply chain to reduce the likelihood of cross contamination from allergens however this cannot be guaranteed.

 

Please contact us if you require any further information or for quotes on larger pack sizes.