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PRESERVATIVE FREE | NATURAL SOURCE OF SATURATED FAT, FIBRE AND IRON | IDEAL FOR COOKING
This unsweetened, preservative free Shredded Coconut not only tastes great but has many health benefits and is easy to digest. It is a versatile staple for every kitchen and perfect for sweet and savoury dishes. A natural source of manganese, copper and selenium, our Shredded Coconut can boost your daily energy, increase metabolism and immunity, prevent anaemia and fight candida, strengthen arteries and connective tissues, and promote cardiovascular health.
Our story… why we source and supply organic Shredded Coconut
Many shredded coconut varieties can contain preservatives to extend the shelf life of the product and may also be sweetened. Cyndi wanted to provide a product that had nothing added at all, just the dried white flesh of organically grown coconuts. Our shredded coconut is sourced from an organic, ethical, reliable and sustainable supplier.
Coconuts are referred to as the “tree of life” and are a staple in many Asian countries. There are multiple ways to consume coconuts and one of our favourites here at Changing Habits is shredded coconut, it is an essential in all of our kitchens. Used in baking and savoury meals, this versatile ingredient can add flavour and nutrition to many meals and treats.
Shredded coconut is a natural source of dietary fibre; fibre feed the good bacteria in the intestine, which is important because it keeps your microbiome well fed which is necessary for our health. Fibre consumption increases fullness and slows down the absorption of food.
Coconuts have anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties through the presence of lauric acid which is also present in breast milk. A natural plant source of saturated fat, which helps to provide satiety and is used by the brain and immune system.
Dried coconut promotes brain function as some of the natural chemicals contained in the meat promote the production of neurotransmitters as well as myelin. Coconut is so effective in protecting this part of your body and promoting brain health as a whole that coconut oil has received acknowledgment from researchers who are looking for ways to treat Alzheimer’s disease
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Storage instructions: store in a cool, dry place.
Recommended serving size 25g, 20 servings per pack. 1 cup = approx 75g.
Shredded coconut is a very versatile ingredient and can be used in a varity of ways:
stir through your morning porridge
add a couple of tablespoons into your morning smoothie to thicken it up and add fibre
mix with your choice of milk, chia seeds and berries for a beautiful chia pudding
use in baking – add to cakes, muffins, pancakes, biscuits, raw treats, slices, bliss balls, trail mixes or homemade muesli
savoury options: add to curries and salads or mix with a little flour and use as a crumbing on fish or meats.
Here are a selection of healthy, delicious recipes including our organic Shredded Coconut for you:
Dried coconut often goes underappreciated when compared to other dried fruits and you may be surprised to learn that shredded coconut contains a lot of nutritious value and is a wonderful food to include in your diet.
Protein – 1 cup of shredded coconut contains 5.17g of protein which is essential nutrient for the human body. Protein helps to rebuild cells and tissue and is required for growth and maintenance.
Fibre feeds the good bacteria in the intestine, which is important because it keeps your microbiome well fed which is necessary for our health. Fibre consumption increases fullness and slow down the absorption of food.
1 cup of shredded coconut contains 12.22g of dietary fibre which helps reduce the risk of constipation, encourages proper digestion and regular bowel movements.
Zinc – 1 cup of shredded coconut provides 1.69mg of zinc which is essential for a healthy immune system, wound healing and also enables you to taste, see and smell properly.
Iron – 1 cup of shredded coconut provides 2.17mg which is an essential mineral that is involved in the transport of oxygen in the blood, for having adequate energy levels and supporting immunity. Iron also helps to maintain healthy hair, skin and nails.
Manganese and Selenium – these are essential minerals which activate enzymes, including antioxidants that your cells need for protection from the damage caused by free radicals. Manganese promotes healthy nerve function and helps the body produce sex hormones and form strong bones as well as processing cholesterol and healthy nerve function. Selenium support thyroid function, cognitive function and immune system, and plays a key role in metabolism.
Copper – is also found in shredded coconut which works together with iron to fuel your metabolism, support energy function, as well as to make functional red blood cells. 1 cup of shredded coconut contains 555 micrograms of copper.
Healthy Fats (Coconut Oil) – shredded coconut is rich in medium chain fatty acids that boosts metabolism and aids fat loss. They are metabolised quickly and gets burned off as energy, aids the body’s natural detoxification, improves the immune system and digestion. You can read more on the health benefits of coconut oil here, here and here.