View Full Version : Coconut flakes
03-02-2008, 10:39 PM
I have some organic coconut flakes that I bought from Whole Foods.
Does anybody know if coconut flakes are considered raw or if they have been heated above the acceptable temperature in the drying process?
03-04-2008, 12:51 AM
It is possible to make them from RAW Coconut but as per your question....I don't know, maybe you should call the Company.
03-04-2008, 11:05 AM
I'm not sure about totally raw - but a lot of Raw Recipes call for them. And they add quite a bit to life.
Let us know what you find out - or maybe not, ignorance is bliss!
03-04-2008, 04:40 PM
I'm still waiting to hear back from Whole Foods.
In the meanwhile, I found this info at www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com:
Most shredded, dried coconut available on line and in health food stores is actually desiccated coconut, which has less flavor. Chlorinated water is used to clean and sterilize the coconuts once they are opened and peeled. The coconut meat is grated, often lightly pressed to remove some of the milk (moisture) and then it is dried in huge ovens at temperatures between 170°-180° F (76°-82° C). This coconut tastes kind of like coconut flavored cardboard.
Alissa's and this website are two that sell raw coconut flakes.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.