Coconut flakes are high in energy, supplying more than 700 kJ per 30 g serving, mainly from fat. It is great to add to baking, trail mixes and granola.HEALTH BENEFITS OF COCONUT
- Coconut flakes are high in energy, supplying more than 700 kJ per 30 g serving, mainly from fat.
- Coconut flakes are high in dietary fibre, providing almost 5 g per 30 g serving. The soluble dietary fibre in the coconut flakes plays a role in glucose absorption and maintaining a healthy blood cholesterol level, while the insoluble dietary fibre helps to keep the gut healthy and contributes to regular laxation, thereby helping help to treat constipation.
- Coconut flakes are high in manganese. Manganese contributes to the normal formation of connective tissue. It is also necessary for normal bone formation, the formation of cartilage and lubrication of joints. It also contributes to cell protection from free radical damage.
- Coconut flakes are very low in sodium.
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- If you like coconut, coconut flakes are a must in any trail mix.
- Mix with dates and pecan nuts for a sustaining energy snack when hiking or cycling.
- Mix coconut flakes with some pumpkin seed, raisins and flake almonds and add some granola for a delicious muesli breakfast.
- You can add coconut flakes to cereal, oatmeal, granola, salads and ice cream.
- Coconut flakes are also delicious in cookies, cakes, tarts and other baked desserts.
- Enjoy the health benefits of dried coconut through delicious and exotic meals. This food has many great culinary uses, including soups and the tastiest desserts you’ll ever try.
The coconut is a portable source of both food and water and played a critical role in the ability of humans to voyage and establish trade routes in the Pacific Rim and regions throughout the Old World tropics. The coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L.) is native to the Old World tropics, but it has spread to more than 89 tropical countries worldwide. It continues to have hundreds of uses as a source of food, drink, fibre, construction material, charcoal and oil (used in cooking, pharmaceuticals, industrial applications and biofuels).