Is Desiccated Coconut The Same As Coconut Flakes

The truth is, there is no such thing as “pure” coconut meat. That is why some refer to it as desiccated coconut. The word coconut comes from the Spanish term coco, which means “dirt or soil like substance.” When harvested dry, the white fleshy part of the coconut becomes brownish-gray powder referred to as coconut meat.

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