DESICCATED COCONUT POWDER
Kinal Global Care Private Limited is one the reliable and outstanding supplier of Desiccated Coconut Powder from India.
Coconuts are a way of life for millions of people around the world today in tropical climates. Known as the “tree of life,” the wonderful fruit of the coconut palm is rich in specific fats that have incredible health benefits. Traditional tropical populations that consume a lot of coconut oil are seldom overweight, and traditionally have been free from the modern diseases that afflict most western cultures.
It finds extensive use in confectioneries, bakeries, puddings and many other food preparations as a substitute to raw grated coconut.
Health benefits of Desiccated Coconut Powder:
Desiccated coconut is rich in healthy saturated fats with no cholesterol and is also a good source of dietary fiber. Lauric acid, the major fatty acid from the fat of the coconut, has been recognized for its unique properties in food use, which are related to its antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal functions. Now, capric acid, another of coconut’s fatty acids has been added to the list of coconut’s antimicrobial components. These fatty acids are found in the largest amounts only in traditional lauric fats, especially from coconut. Also, recently published research has shown that natural coconut fat in the diet leads to a normalization of body lipids, protects against alcohol damage to the liver, and improves the immune system’s anti-inflammatory response.
Coconut contains dietary fiber which passes through the digestive tract without being broken down or absorbed and is passed out of the body. Instead of contributing to health problems like starch and sugar, fiber promotes good health. Coconut is a natural low – carb, high – fiber food ideally suited for low carbohydrate diets. Coconut flour has been found in several studies to have a glycemic lowering effect, because coconut meat has simple carbohydrate content coupled with a high fiber, it yields a flour that is less disruptive to blood sugar levels. It is vegan, low carb food and gluten free.
It is simple and well-established. Fully grown and matured coconuts of around 1 year are stored with husk for about a month to facilitate absorption of water and separation of coconut kernels from shell walls. After de-husking, their shells are removed and brown portion (also known as Testa) is removed by scrapping it off and in this process around 12-15% of the kernel goes as paring which is further processed to obtain oil.
Subsequently, de-shelled coconuts are broken into pieces, washed and disintegrated in powder form. This powder is then dried in tray drier at about 80-90°C and powder is stirred occasionally to ensure uniform drying. On cooling, it is passed through vibratory screen with different mesh sizes to segregate the powder according to mesh size. Finally, it is ready for packing. The process flow chart is as under:
De husking of coconuts
Removal of thick brown coconut skin
Washing of white coconut meat to remove foreign material
Cutting of white coconut meat into the desired size
Drying to reduce moisture level up to 3%
Cooling of Desiccated Coconuts
Desiccated Coconut is produced by a mechanical process of disintegrating, cleaned and dried pieces of pared kernel of fully matured and fresh coconut. The product should be natural white in color. It shall have characteristic taste, odor and flavor. It shall be free from cheesy, smoky, musty or any other objectionable odors, fungus and insect infestation. It shall be crisp, free from rancidity and not show fat sweating. Desiccated Coconuts are graded by its cutting size, for example, fine grade and medium grade where fine grade is smaller particle size than the medium grade.
Yield of the product is 1 tone from 10,000 coconuts.
|Specification of the Desiccated Coconut Powder:|
|Carbohydrate||18 – 72%|
|Crude fibre||4 – 6%|
Applications of Desiccated Coconut:
Desiccated Coconut is ideal for use as fillers, toppings and as ingredients, especially in the baking of biscuits, snack bars, cakes, cookies and so on.
How to identify a good quality Desiccated Coconut?
A good quality Desiccated Coconut should be white in color, reasonably free from yellow specks, black spots and other discolorations. It should have sweet aroma of coconut, mild characteristic of coconut without rancid and even particle size distribution.
What are black spots in Desiccated Coconut?
Back spots are foreign materials found in Desiccated Coconut. These foreign materials are primarily the grated and dried coconut skin, which had gone through the cutting and drying processes together with the white coconut meat. There is no perfect, error margin is allowable at not more than 4 pieces of black spots in 100 g of desiccated coconut is acceptable.
Packing and Storage of Desiccated Coconut:
Desiccated Coconuts are packed in multi-ply Craft paper bags with inner sealed polythene to keep away from the atmosphere’s moisture. Desiccated Coconuts are packed in 07 Kg, 10 Kg, 25 Kg or 50 Kg. Desiccated Coconuts shall be stored in cool and dry place. Avoid direct sunlight and strong odor.
Container of Desiccated Coconut Powder:
20 Feet Container Consists of 12.5 Metric Tones
40 Feet Container Consists of 26.0 Metric Tones
Why Desiccated Coconut From Kinal Global Care Private Limited?
- Transparent Written and Oral Communication about the product.
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- Experience of Shipping to almost 16 countries.
- Customers feedback for each shipment.
- Stringent Sourcing and Quality checking.
- Live Videos and Photos while processing.
- Willingness to help without any sales expectation.
- Direct Personal Involvement of Management in each shipment.
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Exports of Desiccated Coconut from India:
India exported desiccated coconut worth USD 28,646,696 with total quantity of 10,123,929. Iran is the largest buyer of desiccated coconut accounting for exports worth USD 10,030,031 followed by United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia which imported desiccated coconut worth USD 5,678,496 and USD 1,944,900 respectively.