Coconut Chips, 3oz, Live Live & Organic
Our Coconut Chips are made differently.
We start with wild coconuts. The coconut is removed from the shells and washed in pure filtered water (no chlorine is present). The coconut is then shredded and slowly dehydrated at 98.6° F (37° C). The result is shredded, raw coconut that tastes great, has a wonderful texture, and contains the nutrients found in coconut.
There is a huge difference between raw dehydrated coconut and most store-bought sweetened coconut flakes.
Most shredded, dried coconut available online and in health food stores is actually desiccated coconut. Chlorinated water is used to clean and sterilize the coconuts once they are opened and peeled. The coconut meat is grated, often lightly pressed to remove some of the milk (moisture) and then it is dried in huge ovens at temperatures between 170°-180° F (76°-82° C). Coconut sold in grocery stores is made from this desiccated coconut by soaking it in corn syrup, propylene glycol, and sodium metabisulfite to preserve it.
Our raw coconut flakes are great in trail mixes, numerous raw desserts, cookies, or great to snack all by themselves.
Here are some of the benefits of coconut meat:
Nutrient-dense: Coconut meat is packed with essential nutrients, including dietary fiber, protein, healthy fats, vitamins (such as vitamin C, E, B vitamins), and minerals (such as potassium, manganese, copper, and iron). These nutrients are important for overall health and well-being.
Healthy fats: Coconut meat contains healthy fats, primarily in the form of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs are easily digestible and quickly metabolized by the body, providing a readily available source of energy. They are also believed to support weight management and improve satiety.
Dietary fiber: Coconut meat is a good source of dietary fiber, which is beneficial for digestion and gut health. Fiber helps promote regular bowel movements, prevents constipation, and supports a healthy gut microbiome.
Antioxidant properties: Coconut meat contains antioxidants, such as phenolic compounds, which help protect the body against oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Antioxidants play a role in reducing inflammation and preventing cellular damage, potentially lowering the risk of chronic diseases.