COCONUT COPRA PROPERTIES
What is coconut copra?
Coconut copra is a food product obtained from the drying of the pulp (endosperm) of the coconut seed.
Coconut fruit is the drupe of coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L.).
This fruit is characterized by its big size, because its seed is the largest known after Coco de Mer (Lodoicea maldivica). * More information: Characteristics of coconut in the listing above.
How is coconut copra obtained?
Mature coconut seed accumulates inside an edible oily, white, solid and aromatic pulp or meat, called "coconut".
The fresh coconut meat has a water content of about 50%. When dry, the humidity falls to 3%, and all their nutrients concentrate, leading to a product called coconut copra.
Generally, coconut copra is sold grated to decorate baked goods or as a healthy snack chips. It can be dried, sweetened and / or toasted.
In the picture: melon sprinkled with desiccated coconut copra.
Nutritional value of coconut copra
Nutritional composition of coconut copra (dehydrated coconut) per 100g.
More information on coconut in the listing above.
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