Desiccated Coconut Powder is obtained by drying ground or shredded coconut kernel after the removal of brown testa.Desiccated coconut Powder is grated in desired Particle size like fine grade (1-1.4 mm ) ,medium grade (1.4-1.7 mm), Coarse grade ( More than 1.7 mm) and dried up to maximum moisture content of 3 % . The moisture content of less than or equal to 3% will help to increase the shelf life of Desiccated coconut powder. It is unsweetened fresh meat or kernel of a fruit of coconut. Desiccated coconut Powder should have sweet aroma of coconut and also mild characteristics of coconut without rancid.
Desiccated coconut (DC) is of two types: High fat Desiccated Coconut and low fat Desiccated Coconut. High fat means the desiccated coconut powder produced without removal of coconut milk. Low fat desiccated coconut powder is produced as the by-product of coconut milk/Virgin Coconut oil/ Desiccated Coconut units and is having a fat percentage up to 38-40%. It is a good source of dietary fiber. Low fat DC is used for the manufacturing of coconut flour and dietary fiber.Desiccated coconut Powder is ideal for use as fillers, toppings, confectioneries, puddings, ingredients, especially in the baking of biscuits, snack bars, cakes, cookies and many other food preparations as a substitute to raw grated coconut.
We Manufacture the Following set of Coconut Processing Machines for making Desiccated coconut Powder:
Composition of the product
|1||Moisture||1.3 - 2.5%|
|2||Protein||6.0 - 6.6%|
|3||Oil||68 - 72%|
|4||Carbohydrate||18 - 20%|
|5||Crude Fibre||4 - 6%|
|Source* - Tropical Foods, Chemistry and Nutrition, Volume 2, George E Inglett|
Food Safety Standards for Desiccated Coconut Powder:
As per FSSAI standards, Grated Desiccated Coconut means the product obtained by peeling, milling and drying the kernel of coconut (Cocos nucifera). The product may be in the form of thin flakes, chips or shreds. The product shall be white in colour, free from foreign matter, insects, mould and rodent contamination. The product shall have pleasant taste and flavour, free from rancidity and any evidence of fermentation. The product shall conform to the following requirements as per the food safety and standards regulations, 2011:
|1||Extraneous Vegetable matter||Not more than 15 units/100 gm|
|2||Moisture (m/m)||Not more than 3.0 percent|
|3||Total Ash (m/m)||Not more than 2.5 percent|
|4||Oil Content (m/m)||Not less than 55.0 percent|
|5||Acidity of extracted fat pressed||Not more than 0.3 percent as Lauric Acid (m/m)|
|6||Sulphur Dioxide||Not more than 50.0 mg/kg|
List of Food Additive
|Sl.No||Permissible Food Additive||Limit|
|1||Sulphur dioxide, Sodium/ Potassium/ Calcium Sulphite/ Bisulphate/ Metasulphate expressed as SO2||50mg / kg maximum|
|1||Total Plate Count||Not more than 40,000 per gm|
Health Benefits of Desiccated Coconut Powder (DCP):
Desiccated coconut Powder is rich in healthy saturated fats with no cholesterol and is also a good source of dietary fiber. Lauric acid, the medium chain fatty acid from the fat of the coconut, is having antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal properties. Capric acid, another of coconut’s fatty acid is also found to have antimicrobial properties. 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 of body. 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 and gluten free.